Copenhagen third best university in continental Europe

The University of Copenhagen moves up three spots to 39th in the world on the prestigious Shanghai ranking.

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the third best university in continental Europe and ranks 39th among the world's universities, up three spots from last year. This is according to the newly released 2014 Shanghai ranking, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

It is the broader subject fields of science and life sciences that score well for the UCPH on this ranking, and this year is no exception: the UCPH is up at 46th in the broader area of science and 43rd in life sciences. As for specific subject areas, the UCPH is ranked as 49th in the world in the area of computer science.

The ARWU uses six indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of cited researchers, and the amount of published articles, all according to the size of the institution. The UCPH boasts its top performance within the fields of natural, life, and agricultural sciences and mathematics.

In continental Europe, the UCPH is only surpassed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (also known as ETH) and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6).

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