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Danish Universities Top The World's Most International Universities 2017

According to the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most international universities, Denmark is no. 8 overall.

From the perspective that smaller countries need an international current to grow and evolve, Denmark shows that an international outlook benefits both society and students. Institutions with the strongest global connections have a ‘cultural disposition’ to think beyond borders and Denmark certainly does.

Denmark's average international score lands on an 8th place.  

The University of Copenhagen secures the 29th spot while Aarhus University claims no. 35. This is quite the achievement considering considering there are 45.000 insitutions of higher education world wide:  

The World's Most International Universities 2017

         

Rank

      

Rank in THE World University Rankings
2016-17

Institution

Country

 Score for international staff, students and co-authors (international pillar) 

 Score for international reputation 

 Overall score 

1

9

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

 98.1 

 94.3 

 97.1 

2

=30

École  Polytechnique  Fédérale  de Lausanne

Switzerland

 98.6 

 91.0 

 96.7 

3

=43

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 99.4 

 88.0 

 96.5 

4

24

National University of Singapore

Singapore

 96.0 

 95.9 

 96.0 

5

8

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

 96.5 

 91.5 

 95.2 

6

1

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 94.5 

 93.8 

 94.3 

7

47

Australian National University

Australia

 93.9 

 90.4 

 93.0 

8

4

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

 92.4 

 94.1 

 92.8 

9

15

University College London

United Kingdom

 94.3 

 85.9 

 92.2 

10

=25

London School of Economics and Political Science

United Kingdom

 91.0 

 95.1 

 92.0 

11

=36

King’s College London

United Kingdom

 93.8 

 86.1 

 91.9 

12

=36

University of British Columbia

Canada

 92.0 

 85.0 

 90.2 

13

27

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

 91.5 

 85.8 

 90.1 

14

=78

University of New South Wales

Australia

 91.0 

 84.1 

 89.3 

15

106

University of Zurich

Switzerland

 89.3 

 86.6 

 88.6 

16

=116

École Polytechnique

France

 92.3 

 76.9 

 88.5 

17

=82

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

 91.4 

 78.2 

 88.1 

18

=33

University of Melbourne

Australia

 88.3 

 85.8 

 87.7 

19

88

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

 88.6 

 81.6 

 86.8 

20

55

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

 87.0 

 85.3 

 86.6 

21

74

Monash University

Australia

 87.1 

 82.2 

 85.9 

22

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

 85.6 

 83.0 

 84.9 

=23

42

McGill University

Canada

 86.4 

 79.9 

 84.8 

=23

=60

University of Sydney

Australia

 83.7 

 88.1 

 84.8 

25

=165

University of Auckland

New Zealand

 90.5 

 66.0 

 84.4 

26

=96

Durham University

United Kingdom

 87.0 

 75.7 

 84.2 

27

76

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 84.0 

 81.7 

 83.4 

28

129

University of York

United Kingdom

 84.5 

 78.2 

 82.9 

=29

71

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

 83.2 

 81.0 

 82.7 

=29

120

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

 82.3 

 83.7 

 82.7 

31

107

University of Alberta

Canada

 82.7 

 78.5 

 81.6 

32

22

University of Toronto

Canada

 78.3 

 85.1 

 80.0 

33

6

Harvard University

United States

 77.9 

 82.1 

 79.0 

34

=173

University of Waterloo

Canada

 77.5 

 78.2 

 77.7 

35

=98

Aarhus University

Denmark

 75.7 

 81.8 

 77.2 

36

3

Stanford University

United States

 76.5 

 77.9 

 76.8 

37

7

Princeton University

United States

 77.2 

 75.1 

 76.7 

38

63

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

 69.3 

 91.9 

 75.0 

39

16

Columbia University

United States

 75.3 

 73.5 

 74.9 

40

40

KU Leuven

Belgium

 67.4 

 90.1 

 73.1 

41

=33

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

 72.8 

 69.3 

 71.9 

42

66

École Normale Supérieure

France

 72.2 

 68.2 

 71.2 

43

=121

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

 71.4 

 69.6 

 70.9 

44

75

Free University of Berlin

Germany

 67.2 

 81.0 

 70.7 

45

17

Johns Hopkins University

United States

 71.1 

 68.6 

 70.5 

46

70

Purdue University

United States

 67.7 

 72.4 

 68.9 

47

301-350

University of Strasbourg

France

 69.6 

 64.1 

 68.2 

48

=113

University of Bonn

Germany

 64.6 

 78.3 

 68.0 

49

=57

Humboldt University of Berlin

Germany

 64.4 

 78.3 

 67.9 

=50

=10

University of Chicago

United States

 67.8 

 67.9 

 67.8 

=50

46

Technical University of Munich

Germany

 66.6 

 71.4 

 67.8 

52

2

California Institute of Technology

United States

 63.4 

 80.3 

 67.6 

53

87

Rice University

United States

 69.5 

 60.1 

 67.1 

=54

201-250

Paris Diderot University – Paris 7

France

 65.7 

 70.2 

 66.8 

=54

12

Yale University

United States

 64.3 

 74.2 

 66.8 

56

=43

Heidelberg University

Germany

 62.7 

 78.3 

 66.6 

57

=82

Technical University of Berlin

Germany

 60.8 

 82.3 

 66.2 

58

179

Paris-Sud University

France

 64.0 

 68.9 

 65.2 

59

86

Utrecht University

Netherlands

 57.6 

 87.7 

 65.1 

=60

48

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States

 63.3 

 68.9 

 64.7 

=60

19

Cornell University

United States

 62.2 

 72.2 

 64.7 

62

=51

University of California, Davis

United States

 61.2 

 74.7 

 64.6 

63

201-250

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

 68.4 

 52.9 

 64.5 

64

=30

LMU Munich

Germany

 65.4 

 61.0 

 64.3 

65

=10

University of California, Berkeley

United States

 59.6 

 77.5 

 64.1 

66

=98

University of California, Irvine

United States

 62.3 

 63.7 

 62.6 

67

=144

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

 59.5 

 71.5 

 62.5 

68

23

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

 59.6 

 70.7 

 62.4 

69

95

University of Freiburg

Germany

 61.1 

 65.6 

 62.2 

70

351-400

Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4

France

 54.2 

 84.0 

 61.7 

71

=60

University of Southern California

United States

 62.7 

 57.6 

 61.4 

72

201-250

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany

 59.4 

 66.9 

 61.3 

73

14

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

 58.0 

 70.8 

 61.2 

74

=89

University of Tübingen

Germany

 57.8 

 69.9 

 60.8 

75

=186

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

 56.1 

 73.5 

 60.5 

76

64

Boston University

United States

 54.6 

 77.5 

 60.3 

77

101

Michigan State University

United States

 58.8 

 62.2 

 59.7 

78

201-250

Stony Brook University

United States

 55.6 

 70.9 

 59.4 

79

=151

University of Rochester

United States

 58.9 

 59.8 

 59.1 

80

18

Duke University

United States

 58.2 

 60.9 

 58.9 

81

112

University of Göttingen

Germany

 56.6 

 65.4 

 58.8 

82

=51

Brown University

United States

 58.0 

 59.9 

 58.5 

83

32

New York University

United States

 54.3 

 69.2 

 58.0 

84

=78

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

 53.4 

 69.9 

 57.5 

85

200

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States

 57.1 

 58.4 

 57.4 

86

20

Northwestern University

United States

 56.1 

 61.1 

 57.3 

87

201-250

Polytechnic University of Milan

Italy

 52.6 

 67.4 

 56.3 

88

=165

University of Massachusetts

United States

 51.5 

 68.9 

 55.8 

89

401-500

Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1

France

 50.3 

 71.0 

 55.5 

=90

351-400

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain

 51.6 

 66.3 

 55.3 

=90

=25

University of Washington

United States

 55.0 

 56.2 

 55.3 

=92

102

University of Mannheim

Germany

 57.7 

 46.3 

 54.8 

=92

169

Texas  A&M University

United States

 50.1 

 68.9 

 54.8 

=94

21

University of Michigan

United States

 54.6 

 54.8 

 54.7 

=94

=72

Ohio State University

United States

 54.6 

 55.1 

 54.7 

96

301-350

Aix-Marseille University

France

 57.2 

 46.7 

 54.6 

=97

=36

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

 49.7 

 68.9 

 54.5 

=97

201-250

North Carolina State University

United States

 50.2 

 67.6 

 54.5 

99

201-250

Paris Descartes University

France

 51.7 

 57.8 

 53.2 

100

13

University of Pennsylvania

United States

 50.1 

 62.2 

 53.1

Today’s universities are typically focused on attracting the best students and scholars from around the world, launching partnerships with overseas institutions and businesses, incentivising cross-border research collaborations and educating their students to become “global citizens”.

These outward-looking characteristics are a core attribute of the institutions that feature in a new Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most international universities. The ranking is drawn largely from the “international outlook” pillar of the THE World University Rankings 2016-17, which covers international staff, students and co-authors. However, it also includes a measure of universities’ international reputations, taken from THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey.

For more information and the full report visit www.timeshighereducation.com