Rankings and achievements
A number of rankings are published each year, comparing the performances of universities around the world. They include the British QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education Education World University Rankings (THE) and the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.
QS World University Ranking
The QS World University Rankings focus on six outcome areas: academic reputation, employees’ reputation, citations per employee, the ratio of staff to students, 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. Tilburg University is:
#1 in the field of Economics & Econometrics in the Netherlands
#3 in the field of Social Sciences & Management in the Netherlands
#3 in the field of Accounting & Finance in the Netherlands
Times Higher Education (THE)
The 'THE' Rankings compare 17,000 universities, focusing on their performance in the various fields of research. 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 and law.
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. Tilburg University is:
#2 in the field of Economics & Business in the Netherlands
#3 in the field of Social Sciences in the Netherlands
Elseviers's Higher Education Review
|Best specialist Dutch University since 2007 (according to professors)|
Student evaluations for Tilburg University (2013):
#1 for Bachelor’s in Communication and Information Sciences
#1 for Bachelor’s in International and European Law
#1 master Strategic Management
#1 master Supply Chain Management
#1 master International Business Law
#1 for Master’s in Philosophy
In the spring, almost all students in higher education in the Netherlands are approached to take part in the National Student Survey (NSE). The survey is funded by the government, carried out by ResearchNed and commissioned by Studiekeuze123, and independent foundation that helps students make the right choice of degree program.
Elsevier makes its own selection from the range of degree programs and the questionnaire, using the data processed by ResearchNed. In addition to Bachelor’s programs at universities and universities of applied sciences, Master’s programs and university colleges are also compared. A program only receives an evaluation if enough of its students complete the questionnaire. The teaching format and student population must also be comparable to other programs
Student evaluations for Tilburg University:
#1 bachelor Internationaal en Europees Recht (Dutch)
#1 bachelor Personeelswetenschappen (Dutch)
Student evaluations 'Keuzegids Masters 2013'
|Tilburg University #10 in the Netherlands (master universities)|
Quality seal for research master Grondslagen & Methoden van de Rechtswetenschap (Dutch)
#1 master Ondernemingsrecht (Dutch)
#1 researchmaster Grondslagen & Methoden van de Rechtswetenschap (Dutch)
#1 master Fiscaal Recht
#1 master Economics & Finance of Aging
#1 master Econometrics & Mathematical Economics
#1 master Fiscale Economie (Dutch)
#1 master Quantitative Finance & Actuarial Science
#1 master Marketing Research
The Guide for Higher Education in the Netherlands (Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs) is also based on the NSE in terms of student evaluations.