The university last year dropped out of the list compiled by Britain's Times Educational Supplement, plummeting more than twenty places.
Norway's recovery came alongside a strong showing for Scandinavian Universities, which saw universities in Sweden, Finland and Denmark all make strong gains.
"With worrying signs of decline across Europe, Scandinavia’s leading institutions have bucked the trend," Phil Baty, the editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, said. "Scandinavia’s strong commitment to the public funding of universities has obviously served its countries well in global competition.”
Sweden's Karolinska Institute rose six places to 36th, Stockholm University leaping 14 places to 103rd, and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology leaping 23 places to 117th.
Finland's University of Helsinki jumped nine places to number 100, and the Technical University of Denmark leaped 32 places to joint 117th.
The report detailed a "tale of woe" of woe across Europe, with top universities in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Ireland all dropping down the list as Asian Universities rapidly improve their standards.