Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

SLU's Outstanding Rankings

SLU highly ranked by THE

SLU is one of six Swedish universities on the Times Higher Education's (THE) ranking list of world class universities.  With more than 12 000 universities worldwide, THE places SLU amongst the top 200 - 150.  Rankings are based on good performance in the following categories:

• Research (volume, income, reputation)
• Education (quality, student-to-teacher ratio, PhD exams per academic)
• Citations (average citation per article).

SLU 'Excellent' in CHE Ranking

SLU is described as "Excellent” in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) Excellence Ranking 2010, and is considered to be amongst the stronger and more internationally focused European universities.  The selection is based on eight criteria, including publications and citations.

SLU top three on national ranking list

SLU stays at the top of the list of Sweden's best universities and university colleges, according to The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden.  SLU is ranked third in this annual survey.

The ranking considers eight criteria:

• Efficiency in basic education
• Attractiveness to students
• Learning resources
• Teacher qualifications
• Research attractive to the industry
• Efficiency in research education
• Research productivity
• International exchange

SLU climbs on international ranking list

SLU is among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the Shanghai List, which is considered to be one of the most important university rankings. More than 12,000 universities are ranked, with the top three being Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

Among the criteria for ranking are:

• Number of researchers and alumni who have won a Nobel Prize or Fields medal
• Number of articles published in highly ranked peer reviewed magazines such as Science and Nature
• The number of citations by other researchers

SLU in third place on Urank list

For the second year in a row, SLU holds the third place on the Urank ranking list, made by an independent Swedish group.

Urank bases their evaluation on official statistics that include, among others:

• Teacher competence
• Student-to-teacher ratio
• Research and library allocations


Page updated: 2012-03-19.

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