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Aarhus University advances in major international academic ranking

Aarhus University is now in the top 100 in 19 subjects – and in the top 50 in six of them.

Aarhus University has been ranked among the world’s 100 best universities in 19 of 46 subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, a increase of six over last year. What’s more,Aarhus University places in the top 50 in six of these subjects – twice as many as last year. AU ranks no. 17 in odontology, number 25 in archaeology, no. 38 in communication and media and number 39 in anthropology.

The ranking is primarily based on reputation among researchers from all over the world as well as the employers of the universities’ graduates, in addition to researcher citation rates.  The relative weight of these indicators varies from subject to subject. Reputation is weighted most heavily in the humanities and social sciences, while citation rates are the most important indicator in the natural and health sciences.

The other subjects in which Aarhus University ranks in the top 50 are politics and international studies and nursing. AU is in the top 100 in history, theology and the study of religion, computer science and information systems, agriculture and forestry, biology, medicine, psychology,environmental science, development studies, statistics and operational analysis, economics and econometrics, social policy and administration as well as sport-related subjects.

The ranking lists for the individual subjects are based on the data from the general ranking list published by QS in September 2016, on which AU ranks 117th.

If you are interested in learning more about studying at Aarhus University, you can read more in their study guide 

By Camilla Schrøder, Aarhus University