Universities in Norway
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Norway
26 out of 29
  • Universities in Norway
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Norway
  • (18 institution and 6 subject rankings)
24
  • 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
  • 19 Jan, 2022: New edition of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. in position #50.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Oslo with highest ranking among universities in Norway ranked #84.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 3 universities from Norway.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: Publication of THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education. University of Oslo ranked #126.

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
Architecture
#23 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Public Health
#32 
University of Oslo
Civil Engineering
#32 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Journalism
#43 
University of Oslo
Education
#47 
University of Oslo
Sports Related Subjects
#51 
University of Oslo
Art & Design
#51 
Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Rankings of universities in Norway 2022

#1

University of Oslo

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (423 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #119 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #102 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #139 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Bergen

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (148 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #199 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #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)
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  • #4 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #369 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #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 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #440 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #382 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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  • #6 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #409 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #675 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#6

University of Stavanger

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (206 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #1181 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#7

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #2020 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #1501 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#8

The University Centre in Svalbard

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #1570 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #2714 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

University of Agder

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (88 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #2081 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #1594 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#10

University College of Southeast Norway

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (125 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #514 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #2469 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1731 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#11

Norwegian School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #3755 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #885 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#12

Oslo Metropolitain University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (207 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #2883 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #1695 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#13

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

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  • #6 
  • #486 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #3829 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #1544 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#14

Kristiania University College

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #3770 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #390 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#15

Ostfold University College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #617 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1989 
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: 4.1 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #2360 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #365 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#18

Bjørknes University College

  • #16 
  • #4145 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#19

Hedmark University College

  • #10 
  • #428 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#20

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]

#21

Molde University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (84 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #3265 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Volda University College

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

#23

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]


#24

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]


#25

MF Norwegian School of Theology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (49 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #9785 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

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]

#27

Gjovik University College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
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#28

Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (201 reviews)

#29

NLA - School of Religion, Education and Intercultural Studies

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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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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University of Oslo ranks #1 in Norway in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Norway University of Oslo is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 25 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.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is ranked best in Norway for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). 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 (Civil 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.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Oslo.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). 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.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is ranked best in Norway for Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). See all rankings for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

University of Oslo is ranked best in Norway for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Oslo.

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.

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

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 Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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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 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%

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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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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Tillburg University

Criteria used in ranking -Tilburg University Economics Ranking:
Ranking is based on 35 journals.
Journals (source) https://econtop.uvt.nl/journals.php

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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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