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Tilburg University best Dutch university for Law, more top positions in international rankings

Published: 03rd November 2021 Last updated: 03rd November 2021

Within several disciplines, Tilburg University scores very well in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2022 by subject. With a 20th position worldwide in the THE subject ranking for Law, Tilburg University is among the world leaders in this field.

Best Dutch university in subject area Law

Tilburg Law School lifted the university’s score for Law from a worldwide 28th position in the 2021 ranking to a 20th position in 2022. With a total score of 68.6, Tilburg University is now the best Dutch University in the Law ranking.

Tilburg University ranks #1 in the overall ranking for Dutch universities, but is also the best Dutch University for Law on the aspects “Research” and “Industry Income”.

Dean Geert Vervaeke: ‘We are proud of the results as this position is a welcome recognition of the high quality of our education and research, which is the result of the dedication of all our colleagues. It is certainly also worthwhile mentioning that all Law Schools in the Netherlands are highly regarded internationally.’

High rankings on other subjects

Also within the THE subjects of Economics and Business (37th position worldwide and #2 in the Netherlands) and Psychology (47th position worldwide and #3 in the Netherlands), Tilburg University turns out to belong to the international top. Other THE subject rankings in which Tilburg University appears are those of Social Sciences (126th-150th position), Art and Humanities (126-150), Education (176-200), and Computer Science (401-500).

The THE World University Rankings are generated from five pillars - a broad set of indicators which represents key areas in higher education excellence. These are Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), Industry income (knowledge transfer) and International outlook (international staff, students and research collaborations). Read more information on the Times Higher Education ranking by subject.