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JYU improved its ranking among the world’s best universities

The University of Jyväskylä has raised its position in the QS World University Rankings. JYU’s position in the annual ranking was 336, while it was 357 last year. The list comprises only 1011 top universities of the world. Therefore, any position in the list is an achievement. Among Finnish universities, JYU’s position was the fourth.

- It is estimated that there are about 26,000 universities in the world, so JYU is among the best 2%, says Head of Internationalisation Anna Grönlund.

The ranking is based on six indicators with different weight: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international student ratio (5%) and international staff ratio (5%).  The University managed especially well in the faculty/student ratio and the international staff ratio, clearly exceeding the international median.

Further information:

Vice Rector Marja-Leena Laakso, tel. +358 408 054 024,

Head of Internationalisation Anna Grönlund, tel. +358 503 130 401,

QS World University Rankings: