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UiB retains strong international standing

The University of Bergen keeps its position among the 300 best universities in the world, according to the prestigious Shanghai Ranking.

The Museum Garden at the University Museum of Bergen on a sunny day in spring 2014.
IN TOP 300: The University of Bergen (UiB) retains its position among the world’s top 300 universities in the Shanghai Rankings 2014. The picture shows Museum Garden at the University Museum of Bergen.
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Eivind Senneset

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On Friday 15 August, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University published its Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking.

This year the University of Bergen (UiB) is placed in the group of universities between 201st and 302nd ranking worldwide. This means that UiB retains the strong position the university has enjoyed since 2009, when it climbed from the category of universities between 303rd and 401st position. The universities outside of the Shanghai Ranking’s top 100 are gathered in main sections.

Harvard University is on top of the ranking, followed by its fellow United States’ higher education institutions Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of California, Berkeley. The top ranking European university is the University of Cambridge in Fifth place.

The Shanghai Ranking is considered one of the three most reliable and prestigious of the world’s university rankings, along with the two British rankings: Times Higher Education and the QS World University Rankings, both published in the autumn every year.

The Chinese ranking puts particular emphasis on the winners of Nobel Prizes and the Fields Medal. Alumni winning any of these two prestigious awards count for ten per cent of the ranking, whereas employees winning count for 20 per cent.

(Translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Ole Drønen.)