Denmark has the world’s 3rd best system of higher education

Denmark has the third best national system of higher education among 50 countries worldwide according to Universitas 21.

Denmark keeps the top third spot in the recent U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2015 ranking 50 countries, by Universitas 21.

Denmark ranks:

  • No. 1 for resources (expenditure by government and private sector on teaching and research) along with Canada.
  • No. 4. for output (research and its impact, quality of the best institutions, and the production of an educated workforce which meets labour market needs).
  • No. 4 for connectivity (international networks and collaboration with industry.

The research authors, based at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, looked at 25 measures across these four areas, allowing them to create a highly detailed picture of the higher education system in each country. 

See the report and data here.

Top ten countries:

  1. United States of America (1)
  2. Switzerland (6)
  3. Denmark (=3)
  4. Finland (5)
  5. Sweden (2)
  6. Canada (=3) 
  7. Netherlands (7)
  8. United Kingdom (8)
  9. Singapore (10)
  10. Australia (9)

(Figures in bracket show the 2014 placings)