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.
Örebro University first made the ranking in September 2015 and placed itself in the 301-350 interval on the list of the best universities in the world. The primary reason for Örebro University’s very respectable performance was that its research articles were increasingly cited by other researchers, thus contributing to notable international recognition.
In the most recent ranking, Örebro University keeps its place from the year before in the 351-400 band. The main reason is a continued high citation rate, a trend that is testament to the quality of research at Örebro University.
Only 1,100 of the world's almost 20,000 universities qualified for this ranking since one of its criteria is that the university's researchers must have published at least 1,000 scientific articles in the past five years.
In March 2016, Times Higher Education ranked the top 200 universities in Europe. Örebro University then placed itself in the 161-170 interval, alongside universities with a considerably longer history.
In April 2016, Örebro University came in at number 63 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 17 years as a university, it was up against universities most of which are between 40 and 50 years old.
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 visibility and are an important factor in forming strategic partnerships with universities abroad.