Universities in Norway
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Norway
24 out of 29
  • Universities in Norway
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
21
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Norway
  • (15 institution and 6 subject rankings)
22
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Norway
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Norway

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Norway
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. University of Oslo with highest ranking among universities in Norway ranked #139.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). Includes 55 universities from Norway.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: New edition of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. in position #143.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: New edition of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. in position #41.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Norway

Philosophy
#6 
University of Oslo
Agriculture & Forestry
#19 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Biological Sciences
#22 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Public Health
#34 
University of Oslo
Mechanical Engineering
#42 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Journalism
#43 
University of Oslo
Art & Design
#51 
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Linguistics
#83 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Rankings of universities in Norway 2021

#1

University of Oslo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (293 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #127 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #113 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #139 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Bergen

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #194 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #261 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #360 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #198 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #416 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #382 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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  • #5 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #409 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #631 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#6

University of Stavanger

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (131 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #1056 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #1075 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#7

University College of Southeast Norway

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (114 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #514 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #1016 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #2556 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#8

Oslo Metropolitain University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (196 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #1238 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #2560 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#9

The University Centre in Svalbard

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #1745 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #2031 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#10

University of Agder

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #1266 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #1599 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#11

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

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  • #6 
  • #486 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #3841 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #1468 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#12

Norwegian School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #831 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #343 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#13

Kristiania University College

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #4114 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #127 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#14

Ostfold University College

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  • #10 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #2981 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #1989 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #475 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #1680 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#16

VID Specialized University

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  • #17 
  • #612 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #4162 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Nord University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (111 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #2957 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#18

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #2233 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Molde University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #3265 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Volda University College

  • #20 
  • #4679 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #5425 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#22

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #7076 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#23

MF Norwegian School of Theology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #9785 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Norwegian Academy of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (49 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #9796 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Gjovik University College

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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#26

Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (201 reviews)

#27

NLA - School of Religion, Education and Intercultural Studies

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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#28

Hedmark University College


#29

Bjørknes University College


Norway Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +47

  • Largest cities in Norway:
  • 1. Oslo: 580,000
  • 2. Bergen: 215,000
  • 3. Trondheim: 145,000
  • 4. Stavanger: 120,000
  • 5. Drammen: 91,000
Nobel prize laureates:
May-Britt Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2014)
 
Edvard I. Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2014)
 
Trygve Haavelmo (University of Oslo, 1989)
 
Odd Hassel (University of Oslo, 1969)
 
Ragnar Frisch (University of Oslo, 1969)

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FAQ

University of Oslo ranks #1 in Norway in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Norway University of Oslo is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 23 rankings where University of Oslo is listed.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the University of Oslo.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences is ranked best in Norway for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is ranked best in Norway for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the University of Oslo.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is ranked best in Norway for Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). See all rankings for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the University of Oslo.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts is ranked best in Norway for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is ranked best in Norway for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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