Rankings and awards
A number of annual international ranking lists seek to compare universities with each other.
The method behind the rankings varies. Some rankings adjust the method every year, which may cause results to fluctuate considerably from year to year. The following factors are often included in the rankings:
- Researchers’ assessments of the best university in their field.
- Number of scientific articles published by university researchers.
- Number of Nobel Laureates and other prizes awarded to the university's researchers.
The University on the most recognised ranking lists
|The University of Copenhagen’s ranking||Global||Europe|
|QS World University Rankings (2018)||79||24|
|THE World University Rankings (2018)||116||43|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai (2018)||29||6|
|Leiden Ranking* (2018)||39||7|
|Leiden Ranking** (2018)||160||72|
* Number of publications in the top 10% of the most cited publications.
** Proportion of publications in the top 10% of the most cited publications.
Awards and recognitions
Nine Nobel laureates within medicine, physics and chemistry have been associated with the University of Copenhagen.
Read more about the Nobel laureates
Since 2007, the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded grants for high quality research in Europe.
See the ongoing ERC funded projects at the University of Copenhagen
Read more about the institutions who perform the rankings and the methodologies behind:
If you have questions regarding University of Copenhagen rankings, please contact Louise Bysøe in University Education Services.