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QS ranking: AU has the only Danish Computer Science department in top 100

The 2020 QS World University subject rankings are now available, and once again, Aarhus University marks itself as a top university. The QS subject ranking, ranks the department as the best Computer Science Department in Denmark, and second-best in Scandinavia, only surpassed by KTH Royal Institute of technology in Sweden.

 “I am both happy and proud of the 2020 QS ranking, which clearly underlines the international strength and significance of the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University,” says Head of Department Kaj Grønbæk, and continues, “We have a growing team of world-class researchers, who work on cutting-edge research and innovation, while also teaching our two programs (bachelor and master level) in Computer Science and IT-Product Development. The top 100 ranking is an acknowledgement and appreciation of my colleagues’ hard work and dedication, and it motivates us to strive even higher in the future.”


The QS ranking covers 48 subject areas, of which the department is included in the “Computer Science and Information Systems” listing. This year, only two departments from Scandinavia made it to top 100. The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University is the only Danish university in top 100, and has the second-best ranking among Scandinavian universities.

Scandinavian universities in the "Computer Science and Information Systems" 2020 subject ranking:

No. 43 – KTH Royal Institute of technology (Sweden)

51-100 – Aarhus University (Denmark)

101-150 – Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

101-150 – University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

101-150 - Uppsala University (Sweden)

151-200 – Aalborg University (Denmark)

151-200 – Lund University (Sweden)

201-250 – Linköping University (Sweden)

201-250 - Norwegian University of Science And Technology (NTNU) (Norway)

201-250 – Stockholm University (Sweden)

201-250 – University of Oslo (Norway)

251-300 – Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

351-400 - University of Bergen (Norway)

401-450 - University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

551-600 - University of Southern Denmark (SDU) (Denmark)

551-600 - Umea University (Sweden)

Find the full QS subject ranking for Computer Science and Information Systems here.

QS has published university rankings since 2004, when the first QS World University Rankings was released. Since then, their rankings have become the world’s most popular source of data about university performance, allowing millions of students to easily compare different institutions. Today, the ranking includes a list of more than 1,000 universities and 48 different subjects are included in the raking. Thus, 13,138 individual university programs assessed and ranked. Below, is an overview of how the ranking by subjects are calculated: