University of Oslo ranks as world’s 185th best university at The Times Higher Education World University Rankings*, making it the only Norwegian university at the top 200 list. The rankings show that compared with the neighbouring countries Norway still has a long way to go as Karolinska Institute in Sweden ranks at 36th while University of Helsinki ranks as 100th and Technical University of Denmark ranks as 117th.
California Institute of Technology keeps the crown as the best university in the World since 2011-12 rankings, while Harvard University and University of Oxford share second place.
Rector of University of Oslo, Ole Petter Ottersen, says to NTB that the progress is a result of the investment in research over time. He believes there are methodological problems that prevent the university from getting higher up in the ranking.
*The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 powered by Thomson Reuters are the only global university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.