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#17 worldwide: Tilburg University strengthens global top position in Economics & Business

Published: 24th October 2019 Last updated: 27th March 2020

Tilburg University moved up in the US News 2020 ranking in Economics & Business and is now ranked 17th worldwide and 4th in Europe in this field. This places us in the European top keeping company with London School of Economics and Political Sciences (ranked 8th worldwide), Erasmus University Rotterdam (13), University of Oxford (14), and University of Cambridge (19). In the 2019 ranking, Tilburg University ranked 18th worldwide and 5th in Europe.

The ranking is based on reputation among academics and academic publications, in terms of both quantity and quality. Tilburg University performs very well on citations impact, publications among the most cited in the field, and international collaboration on research. 

Other fields in which we rank include Psychiatry & Psychology (72), Arts & Humanities (175), and Social Sciences & Health (244). In the field of Psychiatry & Psychology we have moved up 5 places, from 77th to 72nd. This is mostly due to higher reputation, more publications, and more citations.

The US News Ranking is generally seen as one of the most influential rankings based on Research output, together with the previously published Shanghai Ranking. The US News ranking is based on publications data in Web of Science and considers publications, citations, global and regional reputation, international collaboration, and high-impact publications. More information is available on the US News methodology webpage.