29 June 2023

Linköping University makes a big leap in QS World University Rankings. LiU is now in 268th place among the world’s top universities – higher than ever before.

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Anna Nilsen
UK-based QS World University Rankings is regarded as one of the three largest and most influential global rankings of institutions of higher education. The ranking procedure considers both research and education.

The competition gets tougher every year as new strong universities are added. LiU is now in 268th place. In relation to the number of institutions ranked, this is LiU’s best placement ever. In the previous 2023 ranking, LiU was in 320th place, and in 2022 in 329th place.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology tops the QS list, followed by classical universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard University and Stanford University. The highest ranked among Swedish universities and university colleges is KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in 73rd place.

There are approximately 20,000 institutions of higher education around the world, which means that LiU is in the top two per cent. The QS ranking evaluates only leading universities. 

More information about the QS ranking

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