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19 April 2016

UCPH ranked #20 in the world for anthropology

University of Copenhagen is the best in Scandinavia and number eight in Europe at anthropology according to the new QS World University Ranking

University of Copenhagen is the 20th best university in the world for anthropology according to the latest QS World University Ranking. In Scandinavia UCPH is number one and in Europe QS ranks Copenhagen the eight best university for anthropology  only surpassed by six British universities and Amsterdam University.

2016 is the first year that QS World University Ranking includes anthropology as a discipline. With its 20th place anthropology is the second-highest rated discipline at UCPH only surpassed by veterinary science which is at 10th place.

Solid international reputation

Head of Department at Anthropology Helle Samuelsen is very happy with the result.

- Our department has long had a solid international reputation and I am glad that this is now acknowledged in the QS ranking. We have a very strong group of researchers who publish books with some of the best international publishers and articles in some of the best international journals and I am happy to see that, among other factors, their excellent work has now resulted in this top 20 placement for our department.

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.

At the top of the list for anthropology is Harvard University followed by University of Oxford and University of Cambridge in second and third place.