University of Iceland among best in world

The University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland. Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

The University of Iceland (HÍ) has made it into the Times Higher Educati­on World Uni­versity Rank­ings list of best universities in the world for the fifth year running.

The University has been placed in the 251st-275th bracket on this year’s list. Information on the exact positioning is not available at this time.

Times Higher Education (THE) has for over a decade published a list of the 400 best universities in the world and is one of the most influential rankings of its type. The assessment is based on various aspects of the university life and operations, such as research, international influence, teaching, and study environment.

The quality and international influence of the work conducted by HÍ research staff is seen as one of the major factors in the University’s good placing.

Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector.

Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector. Photo: Kristinn

International cooperation is also one of the University’s strongest suits, says Rector of HÍ Jón Atli Benediktsson.

“This accolade gives qualifications from the University of Iceland greater weight. This, in turn, opens door for our students to study in the world’s top universities,” explains Benediktsson.

He also stresses the importance of securing comparable funding for the University of Iceland to that enjoyed by universities in other Nordic countries.

“We must keep up with developments in neighbouring countries if we are to be competitive,” he warns.

You can see more data regarding the University of Iceland on the THE website here.

The University logo.

The University logo. Photo: Hjörtur

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