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Örebro University in Times Higher Education rankings

For several consecutive years, Örebro University has come out strong in a number of Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings.

Times Higher Education is one of the world's most valued university rankings. Universities are evaluated according to five criteria: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.

The most recent ranking of the world’s best universities was published in October 2023. Örebro University places itself in the 601–800 band. The primary reason for this very respectable performance is that research articles written by the university’s researchers to a great extent has been cited by other scholars, thus contributing to notable international recognition.

Örebro University is now ranked third among the thirteen participating Swedish universities, based on citations alone. Örebro University was first included on the list in 2015.

To qualify for the ranking, the university’s researchers must have published at least 1,000 scientific articles in the past five years.

In July 2023, Örebro University was ranked in the 101-150 band on the list of the best young universities in the world. This list includes only universities established less than 50 years ago. With Örebro’s 20 years as a university, it was up against higher education institutions most of which are between 40 and 50 years old.

In 2022, Times Higher Education ranked the top universities in Europe. Örebro University then came in at number 192, alongside universities with a considerably longer history.

The Times Higher Education rankings are of great importance when it comes to attracting international students, researchers and teachers. They provide increased national and international recognition and are an important factor in forming strategic partnerships with universities abroad.