QS World University Ranking

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking is primarily based on the criterion of the reputation of universities among researchers and employers, in addition to citation frequency and internationalisation. The QS ranking is based on six indicators:

  • External researchers' evaluations of a university's research: researcher survey
    responses (40%)
  • Number of citations in scholarly journals (20%)
  • Number of students per researcher: the fewer the better (20%)
  • Employers' evaluations of graduates from the university: survey responses (10%)
  • Proportion of international students (5%)
  • Proportion of international researchers (5%)

Aarhus University's rank

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

World rank

114

81

63

84

79

89

91

96

107

117

119

Rank in Scandinavia

5

3

2

5

2

5

6

5

6

7

7

Rank in Europe

31

29

20

34

28

35

37

39

42

44

44