Örebro University Recognised in World Ranking

Örebro University has received a place on the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the world's top universities. It is the first time the university is on this ranking list. – This contributes to making both Örebro University and the city of Örebro more well known on the international stage, says Örebro University Vice-Chancellor Jens Schollin.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is one of the world's most valued university rankings. Universities are evaluated according to several criteria: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. The primary reason for Örebro University's fine performance is that its research articles are increasingly cited by other researchers, thus contributing to notable international recognition.

Örebro University now ranks among the top 301-350 universities in the world. A position which may be of significance when it comes to attracting international students and forming strategic partnerships with universities abroad.

– This contributes to making both Örebro University and the city of Örebro more well known on the international stage. It is of particular importance since we are now focused in our commitment to increasing our international involvement in both research and education.

To qualify for Times Higher Education World University Rankings, certain criteria must be met. The university's researchers must for instance have published at least 1,000 scientific articles during the past five years. For that reason, only 801 of the world's almost 17,000 universities qualify for the rankings.

Text: Johan Stenegård
Translation: Jerry Gray