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University of Iceland Climbs List of World’s Best Universities

The University of Iceland has climbed six places on the list of the world’s best universities. The university now holds the 271st position in this year’s World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education.

universityoficeland02_domThe University of Iceland. Photo by Dagbjört Óddny Matthíasdóttir.

According to the results, the University of Iceland is in the top 2 percent of the world’s universities.

University rector Kristín Ingólfsóttir told Morgunblaðið that she was very pleased with the standing. “It was an important milestone for the university to have entered the list for the first time last year,” she said. “Competition has toughened a lot and we were thrilled to see this year’s ranking,” she continued.

California Institution of Technology is in the top spot, followed by Oxford and Stanford. Worldwide, there are 17,000 universities.


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