Rankings and achievements
A number of rankings are published each year, comparing the performances of universities around the world. They include the Elsevier Studiegids, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the British QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE).
In the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2014, Tilburg University rose from eleventh to ninth place, in front of the universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam and Groningen. The Keuzegids Universiteiten compares and assesses the quality of the Dutch universities and awards quality labels. The Economics Bachelor’s program received the ‘top program’ quality label.
Overall, Tilburg University scores 61,5 in the 2014 edition, which is almost equal to the national average of 61.6. In the 2013 edition, the Keuzegids awarded the university 58.5. The increase in the average score by 3 points is the largest in absolute figures of this ranking of all Dutch universities.Relative to last year, it is mainly the programs of Economics (+20 points), Business Economics (+8), International Business Administration (+4) and Public Administration (+4) that have scored better. With a total score of 82, Economics belongs to the top of Dutch academic education.
Tilburg University uses the results from the Keuzegids rankings to continually improve its programs.
- #1: Economics
- #2: Business Economics
- Communication and Information Sciences
- Business Law
- Theology and Religious Studies
- Fiscal Economics
- Administrative Law and Public Administration
Best specialized Dutch university since 2007 (according to professors)
Each ranking shows a different outcome, depending on the calculation methods employed. The Shanghai Ranking focuses on universities' scientific achievements. This involves looking at Nobel Prizes and the number of publications in influential scientific journals such as Nature and Science.The THE Rankings compare 17,000 universities, focusing on their performance in the various fields of research as well as in education. As a university specializing in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Tilburg University cannot earn points in the fields of (pre)clinical & health, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering & technology. We are best represented in specific rankings in the fields of economics, business, management, social sciences, law, and the humanities.
The QS World University Rankings focus on six outcome areas: academic reputation, employees' reputation, citations per employee, the staff to student ratio, the proportion of international staff, and the proportion of international students. They make these comparisons across a range of disciplines. As a specialized university, Tilburg is represented in a limited number of disciplines.
|Economics & Business, Shanghai||#47||#7|
|Economics & Econometrics, QS||#42||#13|
|Accounting & Finance||#18|
|Social Sciences , THE||#15|
|Social Sciences, Shanghai||#16|
|Social Sciences, Taiwan||#31|
|Social Sciences & management, QS||#47|
|QS World University Ranking||#373||#23|