University of Bergen among the top 200 in university ranking
The University of Bergen is still ranked as one the 200 best universities of the world, according to the QS World University Ranking.
The University of Bergen (UiB) is ranked as number 177 on the list of the best universities of the world on QS World University Rankings 2016/17, having been ranked in the top 200 since 2009.
“It is a positive that the hard work put in every day at UiB is appreciated internationally. Although one can discuss the true value of these rankings, we are happy to remain among the top 200 universities of the world,” says Rector of UiB, Dag Rune Olsen.
Bergen on the rise
The QS World University Ranking is one of the three main university rankings that are announced every autumn. So far, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai ranking, has been announced. The Times Higher Education is out later in the autumn.
In the 2015 QS ranking, UiB was placed at number 181, which means that the 2016 is a rise of four places.
The QS World University Ranking rates three American universities as the world’s top three higher education and research insitutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Harvard University. The top European universities are the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, ranked respectively as number 4 and 6.
Among Norwegian institutions on the list, the University of Oslo is number 113, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is 259, and the University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway is 377.
Scoring on citations and international faculty
The QS World University Ranking evaluates universities by six indicators (see facts).
The UiB sees no major changes on these indicators, but achieve positive change on citations and the number of international staff.
”We are pleased with these positive changes. We are a research university with international ambitions, which makes excelling in these areas a priority for us,” says Olsen.