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
- QS 50 under 50 2021 - Rank 20
- Times Higher Education 250 under 50 2020 - Rank 13
World University Rankings
- Times Higher Education 2021 - Rank 170
- Shanghai (ARWU) 2020 - Rank 301-400
- QS World Ranking 2021 - Rank 238
- Best Global Universities Ranking 2021 - Rank 212
- Europe’s Most Innovative Ranking 2019 - Rank 93
Some of our programmes are ranked particularly highly...
The Law programme came a well-deserved 50th in the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2019.
UAntwerp also did well in the Shanghai Communication Subject Ranking 2020: our Communication Sciences programme was ranked 41st. Both the Sociology and Political Sciences programme were ranked 51-75 in the Shanghai Sociology Subject Ranking 2020 and Shanghai Political Sciences Subject Ranking 2020.
Business Economics made it into the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking for the first time in 2018. UAntwerp was ranked 90th in 2019 and was also judged to offer the best value for money worldwide.
UAntwerp has moved up in the Times Higher Education Arts & Humanities Ranking 2020: we are now ranked 151-175.
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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 QS Ranking
Focuses on research and education parameters, with reputation counting for 50% 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.