Here are the universities in the Nordic countries with the most satisfied students

By on October 24, 2018

Stockholm School of Economics and IT University of Copenhagen top the lists of the most satisfied economic and engineering/IT students in the Nordic countries when Universum for the first time reveals FöretagsBarometern at a Nordic level.

Every year, Universum conduct the survey FöretagsBarometern where students get the opportunity to state how satisfied they are with their university, the career services offered and those associated with the employability of the students. This year, however, is the first time Universum reveals the results of the 5 highest ranked universities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in these categories.

In the survey, nearly 57 000 students in the Nordic countries were given the opportunity to grade their university. Both Stockholm School of Economics and IT University of Copenhagen came on top of the list in all categories. When the students graded their university, on a scale of 1-10, in the terms of to how satisfied they were with the university overall, both the School of Economics and IT University got an average of 8.6. In the question regarding how satisfied they are with the career services offered, the School of Economics received an average of 8.2 and IT University 7.8. In the last category, how well students associate their university with employability, 89% of the School of Economics students and 93% of the students at IT University responded that they are associating their university with good references for their future career through their education.

“We are very happy and proud of these rankings. They are the result of a clear vision and strategy for the school. We work very hard to support our students in every possible way, not only giving them facts and science but also help to develop the ability to reflect, self-awareness and other soft skills that are crucial in the future job market,” says Cecilia Frietsch, Head of Career Management and Personal Development at Stockholm School of Economics.

Below are the lists of the top 5 universities in the Nordic countries that have the most satisfied students, best career services and the best focus on employability between business and engineering/IT students.


Business Students

Rank Most satisfied students Rank Best career services Rank Best employability focus
1 Stockholm School of Economics 1 Stockholm School of Economics 1 Stockholm School of Economics
2 Hanken School of Economics Helsinki 2 Aalto University 2 Norweigan School of Economics
3 University of Copenhagen 3 Hanken School of Economics Helsinki 3 Copenhagen Business School
4 Linköping University 4 BI Norweigan Business School Oslo 4 Aalto University
5 Hanken School of Economics Vasa 5 Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science 5 TAMK – Tampere University of Applied Science

Engineering/IT Students

Rank Most satisfied students Rank Best career services Rank Best employability focus
1 IT University of Copenhagen 1 IT University of Copenhagen 1 IT University of Copenhagen
2 Chalmers University of Technology 2 Aarhus University 2 Technical University of Denmark
3 Lunds University – Faculty of Engineering 3 Technical University of Denmark 3 Chalmers University of Technology
4 Linköping University 4 Aalto University 4 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
5 Technical University of Denmark 5 Tampere University of Technology 5 Aalto University

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