Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.


International rankings compare universities on such subjects as research, teaching, students, international outlook, and reputation in teaching and research. A university scores points for every subject. The scores are weighed and added up.

Overall Rankings

Top 250 in the world - Times Higher Education (THE) 2019

The British Times Higher Education magazine compares universities on such aspects as teaching (including international reputation and student-to-staff ratio), research (including international reputation and research income per scholar), citations, industry income, and international orientation. Check the British Times Higher Education Ranking.

#319 in the world - QS World University Ranking 2019

This influential annual ranking is aimed at six key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. Check the QS World University Ranking 2019.

#468 in the world - US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2018

This ranking ranks the best 750 universities in the world, focusing on, among other things, international and regional research reputation, number of publications, number of prestigious publications, and international collaboration. Check the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019.

Subject Rankings

There are also subject rankings, whereby universities are ranked on the basis of a particular discipline: