UiB in the top 200

The University of Bergen (UiB) is ranked as one of the top 200 universities of the world by the QS World University Rankings.

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WORLD CLASS MARINE RESEARCH: Several reports have confirmed that some of UiB's research disciplines are world class, marine research among them, although this is not necessarily reflected in the QS World University Rankings.
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On Tuesday 15 September 2015, the QS World Universities Ranking published its most recent ranking of the top universities of the world. Using a particular set of performance indicators they compare near all the universities of the world.

This year, the 800 best of approximately 24 000 universities and colleges make the list.

In 2015, the University of Bergen (UiB) is ranked as number 181, compared to 155 last year.

This places UiB among the top ranking universities of the world.

“We are happy that the QS ranking confirms that we are among the top 200 universities,” says Rector of UiB, Dag Rune Olsen.

The performance indicators used by QS and other ranking agencies change from year to year, with small margins separating the universities between number 50 and 200 in the rankings.

One trend in this year’s QS ranking is that a significant number of full scale universities drop in the ranking, and this includes UiB. At the same time, technology universities are on the rise.

“UiB has several world class research environments in disciplines such as climate research, marine research and development-related research. We have the greatest application approval rate in Norway for the EU programme Horizon 2020. But these successes are not necessarily reflected in the QS Ranking,” says Olsen.

Horizon 2020 is the EU's eighth Framework Programme for Research and Development and the EU’s biggest research and innovation programme ever.