University of Oulu, 2016

Technical sciences were successful in international science ranking

The University of Oulu’s engineering and technology and information technology fields moved up in the international Times Higher Education 2019-2020 ranking of science subjects.

On the list comparing scientific disciplines at the world's best universities, the University of Oulu's ranking was 151-175 for engineering and technology and 176-200 for computer science. Based on a country-specific evaluation, research and teaching in both branches of science was 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 for the University of Oulu’s physical sciences, medicine and health sciences as well as education remained at the previous level. On the other hand, business and economics, humanities and architecture placed lower this year.

Engineering and technology                                                           151-175 (201-250 in 2018-19)

Computer science                                                                                176-200 (201-250)

Education                                                                                                201-250 (201-250)

Medicine and health sciences                                                         301-400 (301-400)

Business and economics                                                                   301-400 (201-250)

Humanities and architecture                                                          301-400 (251-300)

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.

Times Higher Education – World University Rankings published its list of the world’s best universities earlier this year. The University of Oulu ranked 251-300 on that list.

World University Rankings 2019-2020 by subject

Last updated: 26.11.2019