World Rankings


QS Top Universities Subject Rankings

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a ranking of the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Using data on reputation and research citations, the rankings highlight the 200 top universities in the world for 30 individual subjects. 


QS Top Universities World Rankings

The QS Top Universities World Rankings investigates 2000 universities worldwide and ranks the global top 800. The most important indicators for this ranking are: academic reputation of the university and researchers, the number and quality of the academic output, the university's student numbers and the international orientation of the university.


Academic Ranking of World Universities

For the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), better known as Shanghai Rankings, universities are judged on the number and quality of academic output and citations and the number of Nobel Prize laureates. The ranking consists of a top-500, in which universities are ranked in groups of 50.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (powered by Thomson Reuters) judges world-class universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The reputation of the university is an important factor as well. The ranking consists of the top 500 universities of the world.


CWTS / Leiden Ranking

The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance and scientific collaboration of 500 major universities worldwide, using a set of bibliometric indicators. Only universities with more than 500 international publications per year are ranked.