University of Oulu Ranks 304th in the World
Oulu University is well within the World’s Top 500 Universities, in 304th place according to the latest rankings.
The QS Top Universities, made its ranking decisions through research assessments, interviews with academics and students, employer reputation and the degree to which the faculty and student body were ‘international.’
Its findings for 2011/ 2012 have been published online. They put Cambridge University in first place, Harvard in second, Massachusetts Institute of Technology third, Yale fourth, Oxford University fifth, Imperial College London sixth and University College London seventh. Of the rest of the universities in the top 20, all but two are in the USA.
Finnish universities are far down the table. The University of Helsinki has fallen from 75th last year to 89th this year. This nevertheless puts it 8 places above St Andrews University where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied and began their relationship. It also places it above Oslo University and Dartmouth College which is one of America’s prestigious ‘Ivy League’ Institutions.
Aalto University ranks 250th. Oulu has risen from 313th to 304th while Eastern Finland is up from 308th to 305th. Tampere is 390th, while none of the other Finnish institutions made it into the Top 500.