University ranking lists use different methods to measure quality of universities and other institutions of higher education. Listed below are the rankings that are of relevance to Linköping University.

University rankings have had a major impact in recent years. The international rankings most relevant to Linköping University (LiU) are: 

  • Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU)
  • QS World University Rankings 
  • Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

Below, we have also included LiU’s position on a selection of ARWU’s subject specific rankings and rankings of young universities by QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.

LiU on three university ranking lists

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2023: LiU's place: 301–400

Academic Ranking of World Universities – Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

In six of the Shanghai list's subject rankings 2022, LiU can be found among the top 100:

  • Telecommunication Engineering (51–75)
  • Nursing (51–75)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (76–100)
  • Materials Science & Engineering (76–100)
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (76–100)
  • Energy Science & Engineering (76–100)

QS World University Rankings

QS Quacquarelli Symonds
2024: LiU's place: 268

QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Quacquarelli Symonds
2023: Materials Science: LiU's place 94

THE World University Rankings 

Times Higher Education
2024: LiU's place: 251-300

THE Young University Rankings

2023: LiU's place:39

News on LiU in rankings

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