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International students give Umeå University top marks

The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regarding studies and everyday life at the University and in the city they live.

Umeå University receives top marks from international students according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB), a voluntary questionnaire conducted at a total of 182 higher education institutions in 18 countries during the autumn of 2016.

The survey is split into four main categories and covers a number of subcategories.

Among the 12 Swedish higher education institutions, Umeå University had a top placement in:

  • Physical library
  • IT support
  • Social activities
  • Accommodation Office
  • Introduction days

Furthermore, Social activities and Accommodation Office were given the highest mark globally of all participating universities.

#3 in Sweden and #5 in Europe for Learning

In the main category Learning, the University takes a third place in Sweden and a fifth place in Europe (among 65 higher education institutions).

#2 in Sweden for Living and Support

The overall average of all sub-categories in Living and Support gives Umeå University a second place in Sweden.

The overall average of all elements in the four sections puts Umeå University at third place in Sweden and fifth place in Europe.

Highly recommended

88% of survey respondents would recommend people to apply to Umeå University.

 About the International Student Barometer

The ISB survey was developed and administered by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) - an independent benchmarking and research service - and has been responded by exchange students and other international students. Institutions from the United Kingdom were excluded from the global and European benchmark.

Film: Student voices
Student voices

Ahilya Kapley from India, master's in molecular biology student

ISB Autumn 2016 Participants

182 institutions from the following countries:

Hong Kong
The Netherlands