Times Higher Education ranks CBS 30th in the world


For students and researchers passionate about business and economics, CBS, which now ranks among the world’s thirty best universities in those subjects, is an excellent place to be.



Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject have just been announced, ranking CBS 30th in the category of business and economics. This recognition for a job well done covers all CBS programmes and research focusing primarily on business and economics. Current students and graduates of these programmes have reason to be happy about the high level of quality. 

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This is the first time that CBS has taken the initiative to be assessed in this category. What does the ranking tell you? THE lists 200 leading universities in business and management, accounting and finance, and economics. CBS now ranks ahead of 170 other universities worldwide.

The rankings comprise large universities and business schools. At the top, in first and second place, are Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Only six European universities have been placed higher than CBS, and compared to other Scandinavian universities and business schools, CBS has done significantly better.

What does CBS do well? According to THE’s assessment CBS is particularly successful regarding three performance indicators: citations, international outlook and research, confirming that CBS is an international business university. Other areas that CBS excels at in the ranking include teaching and collaboration with business and industry. Combined, this highlights that CBS is among the best in the world.

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CBS in the top 250 out of 1,000 universities
A month ago CBS joined the top 250 out of 1,000 of the world’s best universities, another ranking published by THE. This represents an improvement compared to last year, when CBS ranked among the top 300 on the World University Ranking list.

Read more about the World University Rankings in Magisterbladet (in Danish)

For more information contact
CBS Dean’s Office, Education, special consultant:

Mia Cudrio Thomsen

Or CBS journalist:
Matilde Hørmand-Pallesen

The page was last edited by: Communications // 10/06/2017