The University of Oslo climbs 51 places on the Times Higher Education ranking

The University of Oslo (UiO) jumps 51 places on the Times Higher Education ranking and is now ranked as the 135th best university in the world, compared to 186th in 2014. Better results on the academic reputation survey of the ranking, is the main reason for the improved position.

With this result the UiO is well established among the one percent best universities globally, something that was confirmed in the Shanghai-ranking in august this year, where the UiO was ranked 58th in the world.

– We know that despite of the methodical weaknesses many look to the rankings when they choose a place to study or when establishing institutional partnerships. The fact that our international reputation is developing positively and that this has an impact on the rankings is of course very good news, says Ole Petter Ottersen, rector of the UiO.

International outlook

A central part of UiOs strategy is an ambition to enhance its position and status internationally as a leading research university.

– In order to achieve our ambitions, we need all the help that we can get, also from good results on the university rankings. Universities in many countries hesitate to cooperate with institutions that are not in the upper reaches of the rankings, says Ottersen.

Published Oct. 2, 2015 1:16 PM - Last modified Oct. 2, 2015 1:17 PM