Reykjavík University ranked 1st for citations

Among top 350 universities and highest of Icelandic universities


On the Times Higher Education rankings list for 2020, Reykjavík University is ranked in first place along with six other universities. This is measured by the number of citations, proportionally, i.e. how many times scientists cite research findings from RU scientists in peer-reviewed articles.

RU is among the 350 best universities world-wide and first among Icelandic universities. This summer, THE published a ranking list where RU was placed 52nd out of all universities established less than 50 years ago, and among universities that have fewer than 5000 students, RU was in 14th place.

President of RU, Ari Kristinn Jonsson: "That RU is one of the best research universities by size, according to this esteemed impact ranking is excellent news. It shows the outcome of a rigorous plan to enhance our international research output in a relatively short time. This also demonstrates that the research carried out here is used around the world as the basis for further research and development. RU staff is to thank for this achievement and there is every reason to congratulate them."

The Times Higher Education rankings are based on information from Elsevier regarding around 77 million citations in 13 million peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, chapters and articles, posters and abstracts in peer-reviewed conferences/symposia/procedings, that have been published in the last five years.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry Income (knowledge transfer).

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