ISS’ Development Studies MA ranked 1st in the Netherlands

The university has been internationally recognized to be among the top-ranked globally and in the Netherlands for the Development Studies programme.

In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked #1 in the Netherlands for its Development Studies programmes at the International Institute of Social Studies.

Additionally, the programme is now ranked 12th globally, a successful jump from its previous position at #32, solidifying ISS' global and regional influence in academic rigour.

What are QS Rankings?

Each year the QS Rankings compares and contrasts universities per subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact through citations. As part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, ISS remains internationally recognized in the subject areas of Development Studies programmes and Social Sciences and Management.

We highlight our rankings and figures per subject area each year, combining other reputable ranking systems on our website.