University of Turku in Shared Second Place of Finnish Universities in Shanghai Ranking


The University of Turku was ranked among the 301– 400 best universities in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The global Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2021, or the so-called Shanghai Ranking, was published on 15 August 2021. The University of Turku was ranked among the 301–400 best universities. The University’s ranking remained the same as in 2020.

– Maintaining our position in the ranking has required a great deal of hard work and results from our University community and I wish to thank everyone for it. Even though university rankings can be viewed critically, success in them increases the attractiveness of the University especially for international researchers and students, says Rector Jukka Kola.

Of the Finnish universities, Aalto University was ranked in the same category and shares the second place of the Finnish universities with the University of Turku. The University of Helsinki was ranked the best of the Finnish universities in the 82nd place.

Other Finnish universities in the ranking were the University of Oulu (401–500), Tampere University (501–600), University of Eastern Finland (601–700), and University of Jyväskylä (701–800).

Each year, the Academic Ranking of World Universities compares over 1,800 universities and publishes a list of the best 1,000. ARWU ranks the best universities in the world based on six indicators. The ranking is impacted by the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals among staff and alumni, highly cited researchers, and the number of publications in the Nature and Science journals, among other things.

Created 16.08.2021 | Updated 16.08.2021