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AU in the world rankings

A number of internationally recognised world rankings evaluate the world’s universities in relation to each other. The rankings assess parameters including the quality of research, the quality of the degree programmes and the reputation of the universities. The indicators and methods used by the different rankings vary.   


Aarhus University is particularly focused on 6 of the leading world rankings.

Aarhus University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world on several of these – out of over 17,000 universities worldwide.

The world rankings have become very influential. A high ranking is thus an important factor in the competition to attract and retain the best students, researchers and partners from all over the world.

AU’s current position on the six world rankings

AU’s position on the world rankings (2011-2020)

The results above refer to the year the ranking is published.