University of Helsinki joins the top 100

The University of Helsinki has been placed 91st in the Times Higher Education university rankings 2011-2012, published in October. Last year’s position was 102.

The Times' Higher Education list of the world's top universities ranks them by comparing the standard of teaching and learning environments, as well as the volume and quality of research and citations. International outlook and industry income are also relevant to the ranking, but to a lesser degree.

Vice-Rector at the University of Helsinki, Ulla-Maija Forsberg, under whose remit rankings fall, is delighted with the improved position:

“The differences are small, which is why the list changes from one year to the next, but making it to the top 100 is absolutely marvelous,” she says in a press statement.

Forsberg thinks that the University of Helsinki has particularly improved in the aspect of internationalization:

“The number of international students is on a slow but steady increase. English-language Master’s degree programmes attract students from abroad,” says Forsberg.

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