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07 March 2018

University of Copenhagen is #10 in the world for development studies

University of Copenhagen is the best in Scandinavia and number ten in the world at development studies according to the new QS World University Ranking

University of Copenhagen is the 10th best university in the world for development studies according to the latest QS World University Ranking. In Scandinavia UCPH is number one and in Europe QS ranks Copenhagen the sixth best university for development studies following five British universities.

2018 is the fourth year that QS World University Ranking includes development studies as a discipline. In 2016 QS ranked UCPH 19 in the world, and in 2017 UCPH was placed 14.

Great international reputation

With its 10th place development studies is the number one highest rated discipline at UCPH. Head of Studies at the MSc in Global Development Henrik Hansen is very pleased about the result.

-Development research at University of Copenhagen has long had a great international reputation. I am glad that this is acknowledged in the QS ranking. We have some of the best development researchers in the world and I am very happy that so many of them are part of our master´s programme in Global Development which is mainly taught by the very researchers who have been subject to this ranking, says Henrik Hansen. He notes that UCPH´s reputation in the field of development is already “out there”.

- It seems like prospective students are well aware of the strength of development studies at UCPH. This year we received more than 600 applications for our 60 positions at the MSc in Global Development, he says.

QS University Ranking has reached its conclusions by looking at research published in important international journals as well as by talking to leading researchers in various disciplines to get their opinion on who is strongest in their particular field of research.

The highest ranked university in development studies is University of Sussex followed by Harvard University and University of Oxford.