Universities in Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels
7 out of 20
  • Universities in Brussels
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
15
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Brussels
  • (9 institution and 6 subject rankings)
9
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Brussels
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Brussels
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Free University of Brussels ULB with highest ranking among universities in Brussels ranked #268.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Civil & Structural). Includes 18 universities from Brussels.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities updated with Free University of Brussels ULB ranked highest among 6 listed universities in Brussels.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Free University of Brussels ULB with highest ranking among universities in Brussels ranked #281.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Brussels

Physics
#25 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Communication & Media Studies
#51 
Free University of Brussels VUB
Economics & Econometrics
#96 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Clinical Medicine
#173 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Engineering - Chemical
#251 
Free University of Brussels ULB
Agricultural Sciences
#296 
HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

Rankings of universities in Brussels, Belgium 2021

#1

Free University of Brussels ULB

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (111 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #250 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #273 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Free University of Brussels VUB

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (362 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #271 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #537 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#3

HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

  • #4 
  • #200 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #301 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #359 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#4

Saint-Louis University - Brussels

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #393 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #6654 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#5

Erasmus University College, Brussels

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #444 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#6

Leonardo da Vinci University College

  • #22 
  • #11222 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#7

La Cambre National School of Visual Arts

  • #23 
  • #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

ICHEC Brussels Management School

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (57 reviews)

#11

Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#12

EPHEC University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (29 reviews)

#13

University College of Brussels

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (8 reviews)

#14

Paul-Henri Spaak University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (4 reviews)

#15

University College for Sciences & Arts

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (33 reviews)

#16

Lucia de Brouckère University College

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (36 reviews)
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#17

Francisco Ferrer University College


#18

Vesalius College

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#19

Galilée University College



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 4.04 €
  • 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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FAQ

Free University of Brussels ULB ranks #1 in Brussels in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Brussels Free University of Brussels ULB is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 21 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 Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels VUB.

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

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

Free University of Brussels ULB is ranked best in Brussels for Engineering (Engineering - Chemical). See all rankings for the Free University of Brussels ULB.

HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel is ranked best in Brussels for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the HUB Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel.

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 World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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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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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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