Sibelius Academy still among the world's top universities

The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki has been ranked 10th among the world’s universities in performing arts. The QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today, ranked the universities offering tuition in performing arts for the second time.

The Sibelius Academy was the only Finnish university that achieved top ten in its field. In last year’s ranking the Sibelius Academy was placed 7th.

Sibelius Academy dean Kaarlo Hildén states that the ranking's top ten includes good spurrers with which the Sibelius Academy already cooperates closely.  

– Ranking among the best in the world for the second year in a row is a significant recognition to our staff and I also want to thank them. Still we can’t just stay put and enjoy the success. In order to be successful in the global market you have to constantly challenge yourself and evaluate your goals, says Hildén.

For the second time, Juilliard School in New York was evaluated as the best in the world. British universities were ranked second, third and fourth. In the top ten were also Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria, 5th), Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden, 6th) and Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (France, 9th).

QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ annual university ranking is one of the world’s most prestigious. This year it included 46 subjects. In the ranking, research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used.

Besides the Sibelius Academy, also four other Finnish universities were ranked in the top 50 in their fields. Approximately 4000 universities worldwide were evaluated.

More information:
Sibelius Academy dean Kaarlo Hildén
tel. +358 40 710 4312


Ranking by subject: Performing arts ranking 2017

All rankings by subject 2017