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University of Bergen ranked in top 250 by THE

Times Higher Education ranks the University of Bergen as between 201 and 250 in its annual ranking of the universities of the world.

NEW RANKING: Times Higher Education World University Ranking places the University of Bergen as between the 201 and 250 best universities in the world. Photo: Sandra Jecmenica, University of Bergen.
NEW RANKING: Times Higher Education World University Ranking places the University of Bergen as between the 201 and 250 best universities in the world.
Photo:
Sandra Jecmenica, University of Bergen.

Each year, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking ranks the best universities of the world, using five indicators: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), International outlook (staff, students and research) and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

For 2016, the University of Bergen (UiB) is ranked as between 201 and 250. Last year, the university was ranked as 182.

”We recognise that we drop a few places this year from last,” says Rector Dag Rune Olsen.

Research with impact

However, UiB sees a positive outcome on the THE indicator ”Citations”. The university’s researchers and their research is often cited by other researchers.

With a score of 86.2 on this indicator, UiB improves on its 2010 result. In the 2010 result, UiB was ranked 135 on THE’s overall list. The results are also positive in the indicator ”International outlook”, especially regarding international co-authorship.

”UiB should be pleased with the results in both citation impact and international outlook. Although one can discuss the true value of these rankings, these results tell us that our research has international impact. As a research university with international ambitions, this is important for us,” says Olsen.

Remaining stable in the rankings

THE is the last of the three biggest university rankings published every autumn.

The QS World University Ranking puts UiB as number 177 on its ranking.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UiB in the block of universities between 201 and 300.   

Despite some variations, UiB remains stable in all three rankings. Each ranking applies resembling, yet slightly differing methods in their ranking of the universities of the world.