Public Administration scores #1 in this year’s Subject Rankings of The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking. This means Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam is assessed as the best in the annual Shanghai Subject Rankings.
The annual Subject Rankings of The Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, are based on the number of scientific articles in the subject area, the impact of the publications, international collaboration, the number of publications in top journals in the subject field (journals listed by the Shanghai Ranking), and the number of staff wining a significant award in the subject field.
The list of the world’s 500 best universities is published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and is therefore called the Shanghai ranking. The ARWU ranking is drawn up on the basis of the number of Nobel prizes, Fields Medals awarded to staff members and alumni and the number of citations and articles published in the scientific journals Nature and Science.
About Public Administration
Public Administration’s current research focuses on the functioning of public governance, and in a broader sense the operation of the public sector. Key subjects include governmental complexity and performance, human resource management, innovation, and government networks.
Apart from traditional academic research, the department also has an active research portfolio with a variety of local, national and international governmental organisations.