Universities in Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels
7 out of 20
  • Universities in Brussels
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
19
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Brussels
  • (14 institution and 5 subject rankings)
8
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Brussels
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Brussels
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Free University of Brussels ULB with highest ranking among universities in Brussels ranked #284.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Us News published most recent results of US News: Best Global Universities. Includes 2 universities from Brussels.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: Latest NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers from NTU ranking. 2 universities from Brussels appear in this ranking.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: New edition of NTU Europe. 2 universities in Brussels ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Brussels

Physics
#25 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Law
#41 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Geography
#51 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Communication & Media Studies
#51 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Education
#96 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Statistics
#101 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#151 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Arts and Humanities
#176 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Mechanical Engineering
#201 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Modern Langugages
#201 
Free University of Brussels ULB

Rankings of universities in Brussels, Belgium 2022

#1

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]


#2

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]


#3

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]


#4

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]

#5

HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

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


#6

Leonardo da Vinci University College

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

#7

La Cambre National School of Visual Arts

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

#8

Brussels Free University College - Ilya Prigogine

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#9

Higher Institute of the Arts of Spectacle

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#10

Paul-Henri Spaak University College

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (21 reviews)

#11

ICHEC Brussels Management School

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (59 reviews)

#12

QTEM

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (204 reviews)

#13

EPHEC University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
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#14

Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
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#15

University College of Brussels

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#16

University College for Sciences & Arts

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (43 reviews)

#17

Galilée University College

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)

#18

Lucia de Brouckère University College

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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#19

Francisco Ferrer University College


#20

Vesalius College

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Brussels Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1020000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Brussels Capital, Bruxelles-Capitale

Living costs for students in Brussels:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 79* (21% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 72* (28% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 67* (33% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.39 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type E
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
François Englert (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013)
 
Ilya Prigogine (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1977)
 
Jules Bordet (Brussels University, 1919)

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Free University of Brussels ULB ranks #1 in Brussels in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Brussels Free University of Brussels ULB is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 24 rankings where Free University of Brussels ULB is listed.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Natural Sciences (Physics). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels VUB is ranked best in Brussels for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels VUB is ranked best in Brussels for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

Free University of Brussels VUB is ranked best in Brussels for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels VUB is ranked best in Brussels for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

Free University of Brussels VUB is ranked best in Brussels for Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

Ranking publishers

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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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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Thomson Reuters

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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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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