University rankings have become an important parameter in the global competition between universities to attract the most talented researchers and students. However, rankings should be used with caution.

There is, in fact, a long list of different rankings – each employing its own methodology and evaluative parameters. Below is an overview of DTU’s current standing in various rankings.


World Europe Nordic region
Leiden Ranking
Citation impact indicator (Top 10% publications)
73 23 1
Leiden Ranking 
Collaborative publications with industry indicator
6 4 2
THE World University Rankings 
121  50
THE World University Rankings,
Engineering and Technology
 31 9
Best Global Universities (U.S. News)
70 8
Best Global Universities (U.S. News)
5 1
QS World University Rankings
123 53 8
Comparing Research at Nordic Universities
using Bibliometric Indicators
Academic Ranking of World Universities
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
101-150 43 8
Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for
World Universities (Taiwan Ranking)
193 76 9