Economics and Business programmes of Erasmus University Rotterdam ranked first in continental Europe

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is listed in the 'Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject’ as the fourth European university for Business & Economics. Just behind the leading universities London School of Economics, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management belong to the World top. 

The ARWU ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2015 ‘by subject’ as follows:

Economics & Business



Continental Europe











For an overview of the ‘full ranking’ and the 'subject ranking', click here.

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About ‘Academic Ranking of World Universities’ (ARWU):

Starting from 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data. ARWU has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy league table. ARWU adopts six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance. More than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 universities are published.

For more information on Erasmus School of Economics or on this release, please contact Ronald de Groot, Communication Officer, +31 6 53 641 846 or by email at

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