Last week the QS World University Rankings 2018 were released. With approximately 26,000 universities worldwide investigated, Erasmus University turns out to be among the 1% best in the world.
The prestigious QS system ranks the world's top universities overall as well as on subject, based on academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), student to faculty ratio (20%), international faculty (5%), and international students (5%). Just like previous years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) leads with a number 1 position, while the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford traditionally always make it to the top 10. Dutch universities also do well in the ranking, being among the best in the world.
EUR is unique
Erasmus University was ranked at 147 in the global ranking and holds 44th position in Europe. According to the report ‘a unique institution based on the concept of a multicultural classroom, Erasmus University Rotterdam blends high-quality education with an enriching global perspective. International rankings name Erasmus University among the world’s leading players, and students recommend the institution for the quality of the lectures, expertise of the staff, and opportunities in preparation for a successful career.’ And, commenting on the 5,000 international students: ‘Erasmus University is known for its global mind-set, offering the chance to join a truly international environment.’
On the specific subjects taught, EUR scores as follows:
Business & Management studies: # 29 (#1 in the Netherlands)
Social Sciences: #42 (#1 in the Netherlands)
Economics & Econometrics: #44 (#2 in the Netherlands)
Medicine: #41 (#2 in the Netherlands)
Life Sciences & Medicine #52 (#2 in the Netherlands)