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04/10/2019 - 15:05

Among the 300 best in humanities

The University of Iceland is among the world's top 300 universities in humanities according to a brand new list from Times Higher Education. This is the the third year in a row that the University of Iceland is placed on this distinguished list over the humanities. The University of Iceland is the only Icelandic university on the list.

Times Higher Education has in recent years released both an annual list over the best universities in the world and World University Rankings by subject, including arts and humanities.  

The magazine’s evaluation covers numerous operational factors in the universities, including research activity, international impact, teaching, study environment, and international collaboration. Research and publishing traditions in each field of study receive special attention. 

The assessment takes all major research areas in the humanities into consideration, such as language studies, literature, linguistics, history, archaeology, philosophy, theology, architecture, and various art forms. There is a total of 536 universities ranked on the Times Higher list of the world's best universities in humanities this year and the University of Iceland is ranked 251-300 in this research area.

The Times Higher Education list is one of the most influential and prestigious of its kind. The other one is the so-called ShanghaiRanking and the University of Iceland is the only university in the country to be ranked on both lists. 

More lists from Times Higher Education on other fields of study will be published later this autumn. Further information on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject for the arts and humanities can be found on THE's website.