University of Turku in International University Rankings
University of Turku belongs to the best 2 % among approximately 20 000 universities in the world.
The original idea behind international university rankings arises from the need to compare universities. Various university rankings may use different kinds of indicators or they weight similar indicators differently. Most of the common ranking indicators are connected to scientific research output like publications and research impact like citations. Other important indicators are for example reputation surveys, level of internationalisation as well as faculty/student ratio. In addition to world university rankings, in many cases rankings by region or by subject or scientific field are also published.