Swedish universities earn spots in top 100

Two Swedish technical universities climbed an annual ranking of the world's top schools on Tuesday while some of the country's older higher education seats dropped from last year

Lund in southern Sweden was ranked as Sweden's top university and came 70th overall in the QS World University Rankings, dropping from number 60 in last year's tables. Eight Swedish universities feature in the QS rankings, and all but two either dropped or remained in the same position as last year. The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH) climbed to 92nd place, knocking the ancient Uppsala University down to number 102 from 81 in the 2014 rankings. Gothenburg-based Chalmers University of Technology leaped from 175th to 132nd place. Honours for the highest-ranked university in the region went to the University of Copenhagen. The Danish university came in at 69th place in the QS rankings. The highest ranking Norwegian school was the University of Oslo at number 135, while Finland's University of Helsinki was ranked the 96th best.

- The Local -

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