Current facets (Pre-Master)

Rankings Erasmus University and Erasmus School of Law

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) seeks to achieve academic excellence. Rankings indicate how a university performs in comparison to other universities. Diverse ranks exist worldwide each using its own methods and weighting factors.

Roughly speaking rankings can be subdivided into research rankings, which primarily look at academic output in terms of numbers of publications and citations, and educational rankings.

The main research-related rankings for the EUR are the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS, Leiden Ranking), the Taiwan Ranking, Times Higher Education, QS Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The educational rankings are carried out by Dutch organisations see also: Keuzegids published by the Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie (CHOI).

Current position of Erasmus University in Research rankings



Position of EUR worldwide



Type of ranking


Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

69 (out of 800)

Based on a great many data including publications, alumni income

Global Executives Alma Mater Index 2013 by Times Higher Education

55 (out of 100)

Number of graduates who are chief executive officers of the world’s largest companies

Center for World Universities Rankings

91 (out of 1000)

Based on quality of education and research

Leiden Ranking / CWTS

102 (out of 842)

Number of citations for EUR researchers (Mean Normalized Citation Score)

QS Top Universities

144 (out of 916)

Based on publications, number of students

Scimago Institutions Ranking Output Rank

73 (out of 5147)

Based on publications

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) / Shanghai

101-150 (out of 500)

Based on publications and Nobel prize winners and other criteria

 Current position of Eramus School of Law in Research rankings

EUR delivers best employable alumni of all Dutch Universities

In addition to the research and educational related ranking the use of employability surveys may be also relevant for choosing a university. In these kind of surveys recruiters and chief executive officers are asked to give marks to both universities all over the world and the employability of their graduates. According to the "New York Times Global Employability Survey", Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) delivers the best employable alumni of all Dutch Universities.