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3 Swedish universities make top 100 list

The Local · 18 Aug 2010, 15:48

Published: 18 Aug 2010 15:48 GMT+02:00

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The university deemed Stockholm's Karolinska the best post-secondary institution in Sweden and rated it 42nd overall in its compilation of 500 universities, rising from 50th spot last year.

"KI's position is stable," Björn Forslöw, international analyst at Karolinska said in a statement. "The change in ranking is based on very small changes in the weighted criteria."

Karolinska also tied for ninth with the University of Pittsburgh among schools in the fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy, the only non-US university in the list.

Both Uppsala and Stockholm Universities also improved from their 2009 rankings to 66th and 79th from 76th and 88th respectively.

Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley topped the list. The University of Cambridge was the best non-American institution at fifth.

Rankings are based criteria including the number of Nobel Prizes won by each institution, citations in scientific journals and publications in journals with high impact factor.

Eight other Swedish schools also made the list:

Lund University: 106th

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg: 203rd

Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, KTH), Stockholm: 231st

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, SLU), Ultuna, Uppsala: 237th

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Umeå University: 250th

University of Gothenburg: 265th

Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan i Stockholm): 346th

Linköping University: 433rd

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19:06 August 18, 2010 by vusalix
chalmers forever!
19:22 August 18, 2010 by krow
Are we looking at different information. \Local please where did you get your information.
22:52 August 18, 2010 by beam_me_up
02:48 August 19, 2010 by lili2010
KTH is the best!
04:25 August 19, 2010 by randyt
So here is the question, how much does it cost for a Swedish citizen to attend one of these colleges? Tuition cost per year, that is.
09:29 August 19, 2010 by Craptastical
@randyt Are you being serious? If you are, the answer is that there is no tuition fee.
10:23 August 19, 2010 by Tickled

Maybe you did not read the fine print: Compiled annually by "Shanghai Jiao Tong University". Ever wondered what is the world standing of this University or its rankings??? Its just one in a crowd so don 't bother your head about it :)
11:03 August 19, 2010 by Youdee
@Craptastical: no tuition. But four years ago, two cousins (one in Sweden, one in the US) compared annual cost and the amount that each had to pay was about the same.

Books, school supplies, IT and telecom services, room and board, transportation, clothes, personal care items, and entertainment are expensive in Sweden -- despite student discounts. For example, last year, our son paid SEK1000 for just one book!
11:35 August 19, 2010 by eroshik007
chalmers tops KTH, thats brilliant
13:28 August 19, 2010 by aprakashchennai
the universities list is not connected with technological universities , it includes arts and science and music every thing , if it is technological university then it is CHALMERS and KTH ...for following rank please chk out Quarelli Symonds rankings for better perspective ..
10:57 August 20, 2010 by LeoKinmann
@Tickled, aprakashchennai

Despite a few minor flaws in its methodology, the ranking (abbreviated ARWU) compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University remains one of the most recognized and cited university rankings in the world. However if you are only interested in how your university stands in your field of study, then ARWU is not the right thing for you.
12:26 August 20, 2010 by cogito
When it comes to health care or secondary education, nothing, in a state the confiscates a massive portion of your income, is "free."
18:20 August 20, 2010 by randyt
@Craptastical - yes the question was serious. I had read articles about Swedish students using loans to get through college - evidently cost of living while going to school away from their home.

23:43 August 20, 2010 by Luke35711
Nature journal recently had a very informative feature on techniques and problems associated with ranking universities. It's a complex problem. This particular raking system focuses on research performance, not quality of education. Also, the ranking rewards size rather than efficiency. Big institutions good at attracting a lot of grants (such as Harvard) will get high scores, but we still don't know what's the efficiency per PhD student or a postdoc: what is the value for money spent by the taxpayer. Finally, at Karolinska, partially for cultural reasons, there is a problem in how young researches are funded and how little independence they have.
11:29 August 21, 2010 by CyberMaurya
Surprisingly Lund University showed up in the list ! Strange!
23:19 August 23, 2010 by blondelover
Thus, how many of the graduates get jobs after graduation..? They should consider this as a top priority in ranking list careers in Sweden univ is declining..!

then no tech universities in ranking
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