Seven fields of science included in the Times Higher Education science ranking list

Seven fields of science from the University of Oulu placed among the world’s top 500 universities in this year’s Times Higher Education ranking of science subjects. Only the wide-ranging field of life sciences failed to make the list.

The University of Oulu ranked highest in the fields of engineering and technology and computer science. Both of these subjects placed in the bracket 176-200 in the international comparison. The ranking for engineering and technology was slightly higher last year, in the bracket 151-175.

Based on a country-specific evaluation, research and teaching in technical sciences at the University of Oulu is among the best in Finland. Engineering and technology ranked second after Aalto University while computer science placed third – right behind Aalto and the University of Helsinki.

The rankings of other fields of sciences at the University of Oulu remained unchanged in the Times Higher Education 2020-2021 list:

  • Engineering and technology: 176-200 (151-175 in 2019-20)
  • Computer science: 176-200 (176-200)
  • Education: 201-250 (201-250)
  • Medicine and health sciences: 301-400 (301-400)
  • Business & economics: 301-400 (301-400)
  • Humanities and architecture: 301-400 (301-400)
  • Physical sciences: 401-500 (401-500)

The Times Higher Education ranking for science subjects assesses teaching, research and the impact of research – which means references to research publications – in each branch of science. Reputation evaluations provided by members of the science communities are emphasised when ranking the areas of teaching and research. The ranking also assigns a small weight to external funding and internationality in the field of science. The weights assigned to the indicators used in the evaluation vary by sector.

Times Higher Education – World University Rankings published its list of the world’s best universities earlier this year. The University of Oulu ranked 301-350 on that list.

World University Rankings 2019-2020 by subject

Last updated: 11.11.2020