Every year QS World University Ranking ranks the world’s best 700 places of learning. This year Lund University lands on place 73. This makes it the number one university in Sweden but still ranks three places lower than last year.
QS’s ranking is made up of six indicator groups: academic reputation, image of the employer, faculty-student proportion, citations, the amount of international personnel and international students.
The ranking system has received criticism because it gives a one-sided representation of a university and punishes the smaller universities, but at the same time it is also a popular material for marketing when attracting potential students and researchers. At the top of this year’s list we find the three American universities Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Harvard University.
QS stands for Quacquarelli Symonds, which is a British education company that specialises in foreign studies. 2004-2010 they worked together with Times Higher Education ranking, who now work on their own ranking-list.
Translation by: Viktor Jönsson