The University of Iceland is ranked among the 300 best universities in the world in the field of Social Sciences for the third year running, and for the first time among the best in the field of educational sciences, according to Times Higher Education University Rankings published today.
The magazine has for over a decade published a list of the world's best universities. The Times Higher’s evaluation covers numerous operational factors in the universities, including research activity, international impact, teaching, study environment, and international collaboration. Times Higher has, furthermore, published a list of the best Universities in individual fields of study in recent years, where research and publishing traditions in each field of study receive special attention.
Times Higher Education published a list of the world's best universities in the field of social sciences today. The assessment takes into consideration the University's performance in journalism and mass communication; political science; international affairs; sociology, and geography. The University of Iceland is ranked between 251-300 of 720 universities, but this is the third year running that the university is placed in this category.
This year, the University of Iceland is placed on a Times Higher Education University Rankings of the best universities in the world in the field of educational sciences where it is ranked between 301-400 of 477 universities. The evaluation pertains to the leading universities across education, teacher training, and academic studies in education subjects.
The Times Higher Education recently published a list of the world's top universities in the fields of humanities and engineering and technology. The University of Iceland was ranked among the top 300 universities in the world in the former field of study, but among the top 200 in engineering and technology.
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.