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AAU Now Amongst the World’s Best Universities

AAU Now Amongst the World’s Best Universities

On a new ranking list, Aalborg University (AAU) leaps to number 194 from the previously held position in the 200-250 category, in the recognized Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Last modified: 12.10.2018

Since 2004, the so called 'THE World University Rankings' has been among the most recognized ranking lists for universities around the world. Aalborg University (AAU) is now entering the top 200 of the world's best universities for the first time.

All employees should be proud of having contributed to reaching the goal that the university’s strategic commitment "Knowledge for the World" is making a difference. A difference that can now be clearly seen in the ranking of Aalborg University, says President and Vice Chancellor at AAU, Per Michael Johansen.

The ranking is based, among other things, on assessments of teaching, research, international views, reputation and citations in scientific journals.

AAU has previously placed highly in studies on education quality, in rankings for younger universities and in the engineering field. But it is only this year that AAU has ranked in the top 200 out of all universities in the world across all parameters and continents.

- Aalborg University is progressing so rapidly because our research is being used all around the world. This can be seen in the number of citations. I am very pleased that the university is strong both in research and education, says Per Michael Johansen.

More info

See the new global rankings from Times Higher Education here

Or read the MIT report, which identified AAU's engineering educations as the best in Europe and the 4th best in the world, here


Strategic Adviser Bo Jeppesen, tel. +45 61 40 40 61, email boje@adm.aau.dk