Aalto rises in Times Higher Education ranking


Aalto now 190th in THE's general ranking.

Aalto University improved its ranking to 190th in the World University Rankings 2017–2018 of the Times Higher Education (THE), published today. Last year Aalto's ranking was 201–250. 

'We have an important national and global task. The entire Aalto community has worked hard, and our results are improving fast. This higher ranking is one indication that we are moving at a good pace along the road we have chosen,' says Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University.

Times Higher Education's general ranking measures the performance of universities with 13 indicators in the areas of international research, citations, teaching and research funding from companies. This year, 1 500 universities were reviewed for comparison, and the names of the top 1 102 universities were published. The number one university was University of Oxford from the UK.

Because Aalto University specialises in technology, business and arts, the rankings by field or subject that THE will publish later this year are more relevant than the general rankings. In the subject-based Shanghai university ranking published this summer, four important Aalto research fields jumped among the world’s top 50.

Learn more about the Times Higher Education ranking here.