International rankings

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 in the young rankings

UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings

World University Rankings

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Some of our programmes are ranked particularly highly...

The master programme training and education sciences came a well-deserved 61st in the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2023. UAntwerp was ranked 101-125 in the subject Clinical & Health and the subject Social Sciences of the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2023. In the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking Law 2023 you will find UAntwerp at place 126-150.

UAntwerp also did well in the Shanghai Communication Subject Ranking 2022: our Communication Sciences programme was ranked 45th. The Political Sciences programme was ranked 51-75 in the Shanghai Political Sciences Subject Ranking 2022. We noticed a nice evolution in our position for the Shanghai Public Health Subject Ranking, which ranked us 101-150 for 2022.

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.

Find out more about the rankings our Faculty of Business and Economics appears in.

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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 13 indicators in five broad categories, each weighted differently. Reputation counts for a third of the total score.
    The methodology is currently under review, possibly there will follow some changes.
  • The QS Ranking
    Focuses on research and education parameters, with reputation counting for 50% of the total score.
    The methodology is currently under review, possibly there will follow some changes.
  • 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.
  • U-Multirank
    A multidimensional tool which enables students and other users to compare universities easily across several parameters around education and research.


Rector's Office UAntwerp :  Andrea Aerts en Joëlle Pletinckx