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Tilburg University ranks high internationally in Business, Economics, and Law

Published: 26th October 2023 Last updated: 27th October 2023

Tilburg University’s international reputation for teaching and research have once more been confirmed with good scores, especially within the fields of Business & Economics and Law. This is evident from the results of both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2024 and the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2023 by ShanghaiRanking, which were released this week.

THE Ranking by Subject 2024 

Tilburg University achieves an overall score of 74.7 in the 2024 ranking for Law, making it, as in recent years, our highest ranked discipline. Worldwide, Tilburg University achieves an 18th position in the ranking for Law (out of 329 universities). This is only one place below Leiden University, the highest ranked Dutch University (17th). Also, within the THE subject of Economics and Business (40th position out of 909 universities worldwide and #2 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 Psychology (66th position), Art and Humanities (126-150), Social Sciences (151-175), Education (201-250) and Computer Science (301-400).

More information on the Times Higher Education Ranking by subject can be found here.

GRAS Ranking 2023  

In the 2023 edition of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), Tilburg University achieves worldwide top-50 positions in the rankings of Business Administration (36th position), Public Administration (40th) and Finance (50th). Tilburg University is also in the international top-100 for Management, Sociology, Psychology, Law and Communication. The worldwide positions are still strong, but the overall scores have dropped for every program with a top-50 position in comparison with last year. This is mainly due to lower scores for the number of publications in influential journals. 

More information on the ranking and the methodology is available here

Rankings and assessment of scientific work

Tilburg University's approach to the evaluation of scientific work extends far beyond the narrow perspective commonly adopted by ranking institutions. Based on the Recognition and Rewards program, Tilburg University emphasizes a rich diversity of criteria that encompass not only the quantity of scientific output and the journals in which it is published, but also the profound impact and relevance of its research contributions.