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 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)
82 28 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 36-57 8-10
Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for
World Universities (National Taiwan University Ranking)
206 84 10