Two Norway universities among Europe’s top 100

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University of Oslo. File photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt/NTB Scanpix
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Two Norwegian universities have places within Europe’s top 100 after the Times Higher Education published its European University Top 200 Rankings.

The highest placed Norwegian institute was the University of Oslo at number 63, while the University of Bergen was ranked 92nd.

The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology also made it into the top 200 - a respectable Norwegian representation relative to population size.

The list, which is updated annually, is based on measures such as reputation for teaching, income and number of students and number of doctorates per staff member.

The two highest ranking Norwegian universities also made it on to the top two hundred of the international version of the Times list, which was released earlier this year.

The United Kingdom dominates the European list with 46 places in the top 200 including seven of the top ten. But other European nations seem to be gaining on the UK, with Germany landing 36 universities on the list. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute placed ninth, an impressive achievement relative to its population size.

“The rankings show that many institutions in Europe are equal in quality and reputation to some of the UK’s biggest names, but are on offer to global talent at a fraction of the cost and without the endless red tape.  With lower tuition fees, more relaxed visa options, and more and more degrees taught in the English language, universities in Germany and the Netherlands in particular offer outstanding options for international students,” said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, in a press release.

Map: Times Higher Education

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“International students are hugely important to the health of any higher education system and the wider economy. Drawing in international talent helps universities to drive up teaching standards, and foreign students add a great deal to the overall student experience by supporting a rich, multicultural campus life for all students. They also spend money – on goods and services, accommodation and in many countries, tuition fees – and often bring vital skills to a national workforce after graduation,” Baty continued.

The full top 200 results and analysis can be viewed here.

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