There are many organisations that create rankings of universities and research. 'QS World University Rankings' is one of the most ambitious rankings by subject level. Their ranking is based on a combination of four quantified variables: Academic reputation, Employer reputation, Citations per paper and H-index citations. Here is more information about their methodology. The scores for the top 200 universities are published on QS:s website.

In the overall ranking by subject level for 2015, for philosophy, Stockholm university is ranked in the group 50–100. For 'Citations per paper' Stockholm has the 24th highest score and only 20 universities has a higher 'H-index' than Stockholm (out of the top 200).

Stockholm university is the only univeristy in Sweden to make it to the top 200 in philosophy.