Times Higher Education ranks KI 28th in the world and 9th in Europe
Karolinska Institutet is placed 28th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and 9th in Europe. Previously, Karolinska Institutet ended up in the 30 to 45 interval. In the subject category of clinical, pre-clinical and health, in which KI is compared with other medical universities, KI ends up 13th in the world and 7th in Europe.
Topping the list is the California Institute of Technology (USA), followed by the University of Oxford (UK) and Stanford University (USA). American universities dominate the top positions, although also amongst the first ten places are two British universities – Oxford and Imperial College, London (8), and Switzerland’s ETH Zürich-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (9).
Two more Swedish universities feature amongst the top 100, Lund at number 90 and Uppsala at 81.
The rankings are based on indicators such as bibliometrics and reputation surveys as well as data on employees, students, doctoral education, internationalisation and income from industry.
“KI’s ranking is determined primarily by its comparatively broad, strong research and the high level of internationalisation of its scientific collaborations,” says Björn Forslöw, market analyst at KI.
Since it started its ranking in 2004, Times Higher Education has changed its methods a couple of times, which renders difficult certain year-on-year comparisons.
The THE World university rankings are not to be confused with the THE World reputation rankings, which are published in the spring on the basis of email surveys.