4 Norwegian Universities Enter QS World University Rankings 2014

The University of Oslo dropped from the Top 100 having lost 12 places. Bergen and Tromso also drop while The Norwegian University of Science and Technology moves up five places.

 

“Despite the slight drop of three out of four ranked universities, this year’s rankings show that the majority of the Norwegian universities have improved in the research impact indicator, citation per faculty” says QS head of research Ben Sowter “Bergen is 56th in the world in this key measure while Oslo is 84th. Norway’s standing in the global higher education sector is strong and it shows a considerable degree of competitiveness”.

 

The global emphasis on high-impact scientific and technological research is the key driver of leadership in the QS World University Rankings.

The rankings are, for the third year, led by MIT which increased year-on-year citations per faculty by 14%. Imperial College also reported a 14% increase in this metric compared to 11% by Cambridge and 2% by Harvard.  The average increase in this dimension amongst the top 10 was 7%.  Caltech remains the world’s top university for research citations.

All the top ten institutions achieve excellence in academic reputation, employer reputation, student faculty ratio or measures of international faculty and students. The performance of Imperial College in citations per faculty has helped it become the biggest climber in the top 10, leapfrogging Harvard, UCL and Oxford to rank second equal in the world, tied with University of Cambridge.

 

London is the only city in the world with five universities in the Top 100, more than Boston and Hong Kong (3), New York, Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne and Beijing (2).  The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “These rankings consolidate London’s position as the education capital of the world. Nowhere else will you find such a critical mass of top universities within just a few miles of each other, all providing an excellent education and producing graduates who go on to be leaders in their fields. From accountants to zoologists, I’m proud to say that London universities are at the forefront of teaching and research.”

 

2014

2013

Institution

Country

1

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

US

2=

3

University of Cambridge

UK

2=

5

Imperial College London

UK

4

2

Harvard University

US

5=

6

University of Oxford

UK

5=

4

UCL (University College London)

UK

7

7

Stanford University

US

8

10

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

US

9

10

Princeton University

US

10

8

Yale University

US

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2014 www.TopUniversities.com/rankings2014

For students looking to study in the UK, the rankings show leading UK universities once again putting in a strong performance in the international rankings indicators. The UK’s top three ranking institutions in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings® are: Cambridge University, Imperial College and Oxford University. University College London (UCL) is also ranked within the world’s top 10, and two more UK universities feature in the global top 20.

The full results of the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 is available on TopUniversities.com/Rankings2014 www.facebook.com/universityrankings and www.TopUniversities.com/rankings2014

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