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Reputation and ranking

​Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture.

With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.

Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.​


How does Chalmers University of Technology compare internationally? Rankings attempt to measure and compare universities and are important factors for global competitiveness. Some are general, others measure particular subject areas or chosen aspects of university operations. All have different  aims and methods. The diversity of evaluation in the university sector increases every year. Here we present a selection of Chalmers’ results in different rankings. The rankings list around 1000 universities (unless otherwise specified). This page was updated 18 sep 2020: 

Chalmers' ranking results



Nordic region

QS World University Rankings
General ranking




QS Graduate Employability Rankings
Employability (500 universities ranked).​




CWTS Leiden Ranking
Industrial collaboration. The share of publications co-authored with industry..




CWTS Leiden Ranking
Research quality. The share of publications among the top 10% and 1% most cited, respectively, in each subject area.

238 / 165

98 / 61

5 / 3

UBI World top 10 university business incubators ​​
For subsidiary Chalmers Ventures (Over 700 incubators considered) 




​Note: The QS World University Rankings is one of the oldest and most well-respected of rankings which measure universities’ overall performance. In large part, it relies on institutions’ reputations, as captured in surveys. It does not favour larger universities to the same extent as other general rankings do. 

U-multirank – the EU’s own ranking

U-multirank is a European webtool, where students can make personal rankings from a database of more than 1700 universities and colleges in 96 countries, based on the indicators they themselves value most. In total, there are 43 different indicators, collected in 5 dimensions. There is no official ordered ranking. The project is independent but is run on behalf of the EU Commission.

In 2019 the EU Commission described Chalmers as one of Europe's top universities. In the 2020 ranking, Chalmers received a rating of "Excellent" for 15 indicators – mainly in the dimensions of research, knowledge transfer and international orientation. Of the 38 other Swedish universities rated, none received more than 12 A ratings, according to U-multirank’s country report for Sweden. Within the area of co-publications with industrial partners​, Chalmers is among the top 25 in the world, according to U-multirank.  

Reputation in Sweden

In Sweden, opinion and social research company Kantar Sifo has measured the general public’s trust in Swedish universities every year since 2012. Chalmers has had the highest reputation nine years in a row. The Swedish public knows Chalmers well, and views it as a successful and beneficial organisation for society, from both an educational and research perspective, according to Kantar Sifo.    

Published: Fri 18 Sep 2020.