Sweden is an amazing destination for international students eager to get their Bachelor's and Master's degrees. But what makes Sweden such a great attraction? Well, it's great universities, obviously. Because the weather, let's be honest, is on the colder side.
Based on The Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, we managed to create a list of 13 highly ranked universities. Some of the most popular ones among students are: Uppsala University (in Uppsala), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (in Stockholm), University of Gothenburg (in Goteborg), and Chalmers University of Technology (still in Goteborg).
|Universities||Times Higher Education Ranking (2023)||Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2022)||TopUniversities Ranking (2023)||U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2023)|
|KTH Royal Institute of Technology||155||201||89||240|
|University of Gothenburg||201||101||185||146|
|Chalmers University of Technology||251||401||125||337|
|Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||351||301||-||356|
|University of Karlstad||801||-||-||-|
|Stockholm School of Economics||-||401||-||-|
|Luleå University of Technology||-||-||-||710|
World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.
QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.
Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.
Sweden is a very ambitious, eco-friendly, and visionary country. For example, by 2040, it aims to produce all its energy from renewable sources. Universities play an important role in achieving development goals, thanks to their world-class research facilities. If you’re from the EU/EEA, you can study at public universities for free. As a student, you will discover and easily adopt the three main values of Swedish society: freedom, equality, and sustainability. These values are reflected in every aspect of the local society, and you’ll quickly learn to appreciate them. Language barriers are also almost non-existent since around 80% of Swedes speak English.
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