KTH among world’s top 100

Published Jun 12, 2017

KTH Royal Institute of Technology has been ranked 98th best seat of learning in the world in the QS World University Rankings. This is more or less the same result as last year, when KTH came 97th.

The slight decline is due to KTH losing ground in the indicators Employer reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, International faculty ratio and International student ratio.

“Above all, KTH has lost ground in the indicators International faculty ratio and International student ratio, which can mainly be attributed to greater international competition. In other areas, the decline is marginal and KTH is still very strong in Employer reputation, being ranked 74th,” says Per-Anders Östling, KTH’s ranking expert.

According to him, the effects of introducing study fees for students from outside Europe are clearly visible.

“The proportion of international students at KTH, 15 percent, is still relatively high in international terms, however, and is somewhat higher than the previous year, when it was 13 percent.”

Improvements have been made in Academic reputation and KTH has moved up one place in Citations per faculty.

“With a ranking of 162, KTH is strong in Academic reputation,” says Per-Anders Östling.

Text: Christer Gummeson

These were the results for each indicator for 2012–2017:

  • Academic reputation, weighted 40 percent, (based on survey with 75,000 responses), ranking: 162/2017, 177/2016, 167/2015, 171/2014, 166/2013, 180/2012
  • Employer reputation, weighted ten percent, (based on survey with 40,400 responses), ranking: 74/2017, 67/2016, 81/2015, 73/2014, 92/2013, 150/2012
  • Faculty/Student Ratio, weighted 20 percent, ranking: 206/2017, 205/2016, 196/2015, 160/2014, 167/2013, 168/2012
  • Citations per faculty, weighted 20 percent, (taken from Scopus), ranking: 110/2017, 112/2016, 101/2015, 226/2014, 270/2013, 294/2012
  • International Faculty Ratio, weighted five percent, ranking: 155/2017; 140/2016, 143/2015, 161/2014, 118/2013, 153/2012
  • International Student Ratio, weighted five percent, ranking: 336/2017, 325/2016, 315/2015, 229/2014, 136/2013, 64/2012
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