UiB in world elite in eight subjects

In the 2014 QS subject rankings, the University of Bergen scores most highly in the disciplines of modern language, communication & media studies, and in earth & marine sciences.

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RANKING BY SUBJECT: The University of Bergen ranks amongst the world’s top 200 universities in eight subject fields, according to the most recent QS rating. QS have evaluated 30 subject fields at 800 universities worldwide.
Marianne Røsvik

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Every year, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rate the universities of the world in specific subject fields. The 2014 ranking was presented on 26 February. This shows that the University of Bergen (UiB) scores particularly highly in the fields of earth & marine sciences, modern language, and communication & media. In these subject fields, UiB is ranked in the top 100 to 150 universities worldwide.

In total UiB is among the top 200 universities in the world in eight subject fields. As well as the three mentioned, this includes linguistics, medicine, psychology, and sociology as well as politics & international studies.

According to QS, a top 200 position represent the world elite in each subject field. In total, QS evaluated 3002 universities and ranked 689 of these in 30 different disciplines.

“I am delighted that we are in the world elite in so many research fields. This is important both for our students and for our social task, which is about developing new knowledge,” says UiB’s Rector Dag Rune Olsen. “We will work to ensure that we continue to evolve in these fields of research and education, and at the same time will work to create more world-class research environments.”

Read more on how QS conducts its rankings and its methodology here.

In last autumn’s main QS ranking, UiB was ranked the overall number 151 university and confirmed the university's standing in the world elite. In the ranking. QS also ranked universities by quotations in academic journals, and here UiB is ranked number 69.

(Translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Ole Drønen.)