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JYU improved its position in the Best Global Universities ranking

The University of Jyväskylä slightly improved its position from the last year in the US-based Best Global Universities ranking. JYU was ranked 433rd globally and 195th among European universities. Last year the respective positions were 457 and 210.

The global ranking by U.S. News & World Report is based on indicators such as research reputation and the number of publications and citations. The new edition includes country, regional and subject-specific rankings. The comparison included 1,250 universities from all over the world. The list included ten Finnish universities.

Among Finnish universities, JYU remained sixth. In field-specific comparisons, JYU was 187th in humanities. In other fields JYU was ranked in mathematics (190), social sciences and health sciences (256), chemistry (277), physics (287) and environmental science (294).

The highest-ranking Finnish universities are University of Helsinki (92) and Aalto University (253). Other Finnish universities on the list are University of Turku (310.), University of Eastern Finland (354), University of Oulu (399), University of Tampere (457), Tampere University of Technology (627), Lappeenranta University of Technology (634) and Åbo Akademi (861).

The best three universities on the global list are Harvard, MIT and Stanford in the US. The top three of the European list are the British universities Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London.

U.S. News & World Report, which now published its fifth international comparison, has published rankings of US universities for over 30 years.

Further information:

Head of Higher Education Policy Anna Grönlund,, tel. +358 50 313 0401
Head of Research Development Timo Taskinen, tel. 0400 648 504,

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