UiB's international orientation of degree programmes ranked among the best
To strenghten the international orientation has been one of the major strategic priorities of the rectorate. And the efforts have paid off, according to U-Multirank's 2019 edition.
- Our international profile is strong. I am excited to hear that we are ranked among the Global Top 25 performing universities in the area of International orientation programmes, rector Dag Rune Olsen says.
To strengthen the international orientation of the university has been one of the major strategic commitments of the rectorate. According to U-Multirank’s 2019 edition, the outcome is clearly noticeable: UiB is now ranked among the 25 best performing universities of the world regarding the international orientation of study programmes.
- Diversity is strength
- We are proud to offer our students a wide range of joint degree programmes and over 1200 exchange opportunities. We are also thankful to be hosting over 1300 exchange students from around the world. They are truly contributing to the international profile of our university, Dag Rune Olsen says.
U-Multirank currently includes approximately 1,600 universities from 95 countries around the world.
- We believe that diversity is strength. Therefore, we are recruiting top qualified staff from all over the world. As a university, we are grateful to be the employer of people with a very diverse academic and cultural background, Olsen says.
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Research: Encourages more international cooperation
One of the key findings of this years ranking is that universities that have an international outlook are performing better than those who do not pursue joint projects through international collaboration. Nationalism does not serve the quality of research any good, according to the recent press release:
- It is international collaboration that grants access to a diversity of students and researchers leading to top university performance. U-Multirank’s data proves that universities are stronger when they collaborate internationally, while nationalism only endangers them, said Professors Dr. Frans van Vught and Dr. Frank Ziegele, U-Multirank joint project leaders says.