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The University of Helsinki has been ranked as the 56th best university of the world by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
The University of Helsinki has been ranked as the 56th best university of the world by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

The University of Helsinki has edged closer to meeting its objective of being regarded as one of the 50 best higher education institutions in the world.

Helsingin Sanomat reported yesterday that the university climbed 11 places to 56th in this year's edition of what is perhaps the most widely-recognised university ranking in the world, the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU).

The University of Helsinki has consistently ranked among the world's hundred best universities ever since the ranking was first published in 2003. The ranking, also known as Shanghai Ranking after its current publisher Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, consists of a total of 500 universities from across the world.

The University of Eastern Finland was upgraded from the 401–500 bracket to the 301–400 bracket for this year's edition of the ranking, while both the University of Oulu and the University of Turku joined Aalto University in the bottom one hundred of the ranking. The University of Jyväskylä, in turn, fell out of the top 500 entirely.

The University of Copenhagen was the highest-ranked university in the Nordics, coming in at 30th.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Mikko Stig – Lehtikuva

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