Universities in Belgium
- Rankings & Reviews -

31 out of 75
  • Universities in Belgium
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
27
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Belgium
  • (22 institution and 5 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Belgium
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Belgium

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Belgium
  • 19 Jan, 2022: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Catholic University of Louvain with highest ranking among universities in Belgium ranked #47.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. 8 universities in Belgium ranked.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 3 universities from Belgium.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: New edition of THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education. 3 universities in Belgium ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Belgium

Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
#6 
KU Leuven
Law
#10 
KU Leuven
Agriculture & Forestry
#11 
Ghent University
Nursing
#12 
Ghent University
Physical Sciences
#14 
Ghent University
Architecture
#16 
Ghent University
Education
#22 
Ghent University
Sports Related Subjects
#23 
KU Leuven
Arts and Humanities
#25 
KU Leuven
Journalism
#30 
Ghent University

Rankings of universities in Belgium 2022

#1

KU Leuven

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (474 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #42 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #70 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #49 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Ghent University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (281 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #96 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #141 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #74 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Catholic University of Louvain

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (226 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #158 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #188 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #248 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Free University of Brussels ULB

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (445 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #207 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #273 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

University of Antwerp

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #143 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #233 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #225 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Free University of Brussels VUB

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (535 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #221 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #268 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

University of Liège

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (291 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #480 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #302 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Hasselt University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #471 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #410 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

University of Mons

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #434 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #756 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#10

University of Namur

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #882 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#11

Institute of Tropical Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #458 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #2026 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #1368 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]

#12

Robert Schuman University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #1998 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#13

VIVES

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #3348 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #315 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #9336 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

Saint-Louis University - Brussels

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #65 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #6654 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

University College of Louvain en Hainaut

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #111 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#16

West-Flanders University College

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #190 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #1001 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 21 April, 2021]

#17

University College Ghent

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #361 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #3833 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

PXL University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #416 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #9226 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Artevelde University College Ghent

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  • #14 
  • #415 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#20

Karel de Grote-University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (131 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #457 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #8827 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

University College Leuven-Limburg

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #458 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#22

Plantijn University College

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #497 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #8365 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Erasmus University College, Brussels

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #586 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#24

Vlerick Business School

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #2705 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #5978 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#26

University College Arteveldehogeschool

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  • #18 
  • #9212 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Antwerp Management School

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #9648 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Limburg Catholic University College

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #9680 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Leonardo da Vinci University College

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #11222 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

La Cambre National School of Visual Arts

  • #24 
  • #11256 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Antwerp Maritime Academy

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (199 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #11281 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Brussels Free University College - Ilya Prigogine

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#33

Higher Institute of the Arts of Spectacle

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#34

Paul-Henri Spaak University College

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (21 reviews)

#35

K.H. Kempen University College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (10 reviews)

#36

Group T - International University College Leuven

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (22 reviews)

#37

School of Arts Saint-Luc de Liège

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (62 reviews)

#38

Charlemagne University College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#39

ICHEC Brussels Management School

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (59 reviews)

#40

transnational University of Limburg

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (41 reviews)

#41

KATHO University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (66 reviews)

#42

Arts² - Academy of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (38 reviews)

#43

Provincial University College of Hainaut-Condorcet

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (22 reviews)

#44

Catholic University of Mons

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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#45

QTEM

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (204 reviews)

#46

University College of the Province of Liège

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (57 reviews)

#47

Mosane Free University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (133 reviews)

#48

Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (100 reviews)

#49

PHL University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
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#50

University College of the Province of Namur

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#51

EPHEC University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
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#52

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (56 reviews)
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#53

University College Haute Ecole Roi Baudouin

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (6 reviews)

#54

Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#55

Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
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#56

Hainaut University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
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#57

Catholic University College Ghent

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (15 reviews)

#58

Leuven University College

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (199 reviews)
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#59

Saint-Luc Institute of Tournai

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
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#60

Academy of Fine Arts, Tournai

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (6 reviews)

#61

University College of Brussels

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#62

University College for Sciences & Arts

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (43 reviews)

#63

Catholic University College of Bruges-Ostend

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#64

Galilée University College

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#65

Lucia de Brouckère University College

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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#66

Albert Jacquard University College

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#67

Francisco Ferrer University College


#68

University College of Namur-Liège-Luxembourg


#69

Vesalius College

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#70

School of Graphic Research


Belgium Key Facts for International Students

Nobel prize laureates:
François Englert (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013)
 
Ilya Prigogine (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1977)
 
Christian de Duve (Université Catholique de Louvain, 1974)
 
Albert Claude (Université Catholique de Louvain, 1974)
 
Corneille Heymans (Ghent University, 1938)
 
Jules Bordet (Brussels University, 1919)
 

Map with location of universities in Belgium

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KU Leuven ranks #1 in Belgium in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Belgium KU Leuven is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 29 rankings where KU Leuven is listed.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Social Studies & Humanities (Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Law (Law). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

Ghent University is ranked best in Belgium for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the Ghent University.

University of Antwerp is ranked best in Belgium for Computer Science (Technology). See all rankings for the University of Antwerp.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

KU Leuven is ranked best in Belgium for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the KU Leuven.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Tillburg University

Criteria used in ranking -Tilburg University Economics Ranking:
Ranking is based on 35 journals.
Journals (source) https://econtop.uvt.nl/journals.php

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Urap

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