Reykjavik University's research most influential according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking


Among the 350 best universities in the world and the best Icelandic university according to THE

Reykjavik University (RU) is ranked in 301-350th place in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking published today, making RU the highest ranked university in Iceland. For the second consecutive year, RU ranks highest of all universities in citations, which is an estimate of universities' research influence.

"We are very pleased with the outcome for Reykjavik University in this year's THE World University Ranking. Being among the 350 best universities in the world, and the best in Iceland, is an outstanding achievement for a young and growing university. And it is great to see that for the second year in a row, we top the citations lists. This is a strong indicator of the quality of research conducted at Reykjavik University and to the tremendous impact our scientists' research is having on science and society," says Ari Kristinn Jonsson, President of Reykjavik University.

HR áfram í efsta sæti listans á mælikvarða sem metur áhrif rannsókna í fræðasamfélaginu.

The Times Higher Education World University Ranking compares universities worldwide using five performance indicators: Teaching, Research, Citations, International outlook and Industry income. Research influence is estimated by counting the average number of times a university's published work is cited by scholars globally. This year, more than 86 million citations to 13,6 million journal articles, article reviews, conference proceedings, books and book chapters published over five years, were examined. The data include more than 24,000 academic journals indexed by Elsevier's Scopus database and all indexed publications between 2015 and 2019. Citations to these publications made from 2015 to 2020 were also collected. The data are normalised to reflect variations in citation volume between different subject areas.

This summer it was reported that RU is in 59th place on THE's Young University Ranking and in 18th place on THE's list of the world's best small universities, with fewer than 5.000 students.