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.

Overall rankings

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CWTS Leiden Ranking Impact The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures academic impact based on a citation index and scientific collaboration. The index is based on publication data from the Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database and only looks at papers and reviews; other types of publications are not included. A university has to have at least 500 publications a year to be selected. Only articles in English-language journals count and specific journals have been excluded 263 226 189
Times Higher Education (THE) 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 276-300 201-250 198 195
QS World University Ranking 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 293 330 357 319
US News Best Global Universities Ranking 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 489 486 491