Reykjavik University is one of the best 100 young universities


According to the latest Times Higher Education ranking (THE), Reykjavik University (RU) is one of the top 100 young universities."A major international recognition," says RU´s president.

The Times Higher Education list is based on the evaluation of thirteen factors of university operations, including quality of teaching, number of citations from scientific material by university staff, international collaboration and industry relations. The international reputation of universities holds less value for the young universities list than other ranking lists by THE.

Ari Kristinn JónssonPresident of Reykjavik University, dr. Ari Kristinn Jónsson, is understandably pleased with the results. „For a small and very young university this achievement is astonishing. This is a major international recognition of the quality of our University. Staff, students, and everyone who has played their part can be proud of how far we have come in a short period of time. From the outset, Reykjavik University has emphasised quality of teaching and good relations with industry with ever-increasing international research. Behind this is a great amount of work and development and to be recognised as one of the best 100 young univeristies inspires us to continue what we are doing so well; to look after our students and industry, contribute to Icelandic society and the international resarch community, and to do even better. “

Reykjavík University has its roots in the TVÍ School of Computer Science, founded in 1988. The University   merged with the Technical University of Iceland in 2005. It has roughly 250 permanent staff in addition to numerous part-time lecturers and around 3600 students.

Out of the 100 Universities on the list, RU is in the 89th spot.

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