Rankings assign global positions to universities so that students, researchers and other users can compare them easily.
Each ranking uses its own method, but the total score is always calculated on the basis of a set of indicators. This means that the indicators chosen and the weight they are given in the calculation have an important impact on a university’s position in the ranking.
Young University Rankings
UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings
- Times Higher Education Millennials 2020 - Rank 5
- Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2023 - Rank 7
- QS 50 under 50 2021 - Rank 20
World University Rankings
- Times Higher Education 2024 - Rank 161
- Shanghai (ARWU) 2023 - Rank 201-300
- QS World Ranking 2024- Rank 248
- Best Global Universities Ranking 2023 - Rank 223
- Europe’s Most Innovative Ranking 2019 - Rank 93
Some of our programmes are ranked particularly highly...
The master programme training and education sciences came a well-deserved 79th in the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2024. UAntwerp was ranked 101-125 in the subject Clinical & Health and the subject Law of the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2024. In the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking Social Sciences 2024 you will find UAntwerp at place 126-150.
UAntwerp also did well in the Shanghai Communication Subject Ranking 2023: our Communication Sciences programme was ranked 36th. The Political Sciences programme was ranked 76-100 in the Shanghai Political Sciences Subject Ranking 2023. We noticed a nice evolution in our position for the Shanghai Public Health Subject Ranking, which ranked us 51-75 for 2023.
Business Economics made it into the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking for the first time in 2018. UAntwerp is ranked 87th in 2022 whereby she is ranked 6th worldwide in terms of value for money.
Meanwhile, our Faculty of Business and Economices achieved 3 prestigious international accreditations: ACCSB, EFMD and EQUIS.
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- Shanghai (ARWU)
Compares 1200 higher education institutions. Criteria include Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners as well as the number of top publications and citations.
- The Times Higher Education Ranking
Based on 17 indicators in five broad categories, each weighted differently. Reputation counts for a third of the total score
- The QS Ranking
Focuses on research and education parameters, with reputation counting for 45% of the total score.
- The Best Global Universities Ranking
Based on Web of Science. Besides parameters related to research performance, 25% of the total score is calculated using reputation indicators.
- Reuter’s top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Ranking
Assesses universities’ innovation potential using a number of objective indicators.
- The CWTS Leiden Ranking
Measures universities against each other in terms of the quality of their scientific research.
A multidimensional tool which enables students and other users to compare universities easily across several parameters around education and research.