Ranking of Aalborg University

In recent years, Aalborg University has risen up the international lists of university rankings. Aalborg University appears on the great majority of ranking lists, and is among the top two percent of the world’s 17,000 universities.

AAU IS an international top class university


In THE Impact Ranking, Aalborg University is ranked as no. 6 in the world, and as the worlds best university
at SDG 4: Quality Logo - FN's verdensmål Education, and no. 2 at SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. 

At Times Higher Education, Aalborg University is ranked no. 201-250 (~207) in the ovarall World University Ranking, and no. 25 in Top 100 under the age of 50.

According to US News World Ranking, Aalborg University ranks as no. 250 in the overall world university rankings and as no. 8 in the world, and best in Europe, within the field of Engineering.

According to QS, Aalborg University is no. 326 in the overall world university ranking, and no. 34 in the top 50 of universities established within the past 50 years.

According to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the best engineering programme in Europe - a programme that takes fourth place in the world!


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International Ranking Lists

Today, international ranking has become essential to universities both nationally and internationally in, among other things, the competition for attracting researchers, students, and partners.
Among the 17,000 universities in the world, Aalborg University appears on the great majority of reputable ranking lists.

The ranking lists compare and rate the universities based on various indicators. Indicators and methods may vary, but include e.g. scientific publication, reputation, number of Nobel prizes, and internationalisation.

The two main indicators are, on the one hand, the universities’ scope in terms of scientific publication in international journals registered in the databases of Elsevier, SciVerse Scopus, and Clarivate respectively and, on the other hand, the reputation of the universities. The reputation of a university is based on surveys that the ranking organizations send to researchers and employers. In the surveys, researchers and employers are asked about their familiarity with universities around the world.

Most recognized ranking lists

The most recognized international ranking lists:


Contact AAU

Contact AAU

If you have any questions relating to the ranking of Aalborg University, please contact:

Senior Consultant Birte C. Hornemann
Tel.: (45) 9940 9642

In 2020, Aalborg University ranked as #1 in Quality Education in Times Higher Education Impact Ranking