5 Top Ranked Universities in Norway

Top Universities in Norway

Norway is a great place to get your education. Although it's cold - and they did go through a "butter crisis" in 2011 - Norway has some of the highest-ranked universities, the best student accommodations, and the most boring TV shows (train rides, knitting, and log fires, oh my).

But, going back to the highest-ranked and the best universities, you should know that Norwegian organisations, like the University of Bergen, can be great magnets for international students from all over the world.

Top Ranked Universities on MastersPortal

Universities Times Higher Education (2018) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017) QS Rankings Best Global Universities Rankings
146 62 - -
201 201 - -
251 101 - -
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Ranking Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS Rankings created by TopUniversities.com surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by USNews.com analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.


The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.