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Tilburg University’s reputation and ranking achievements in 2015

Rankings 24 December 2015, 07:21

Tilburg University is known for degree programmes in Business, Economics, Finance, Law, and Social Sciences. The university’s outstanding reputation in these areas was reaffirmed in 2015 based on its high scores in global and national university rankings. These great results maintain the institution’s status as one of the leading specialised research universities in Europe and the world.

Students at the Tilburg University campusTilburg University is known for degree programmes in Business, Economics, Finance, Law, and Social Sciences. The university’s outstanding reputation in these areas was reaffirmed in 2015 based on its high scores in global and national university rankings. These great results maintain the institution’s status as one of the leading specialised research universities in Europe and the world.

As an institution that focuses on research and education in only a select number of fields, Tilburg University is not evaluated in many of the international rankings that are published each year. Nevertheless, the institution placed in the top 500 globally in the three primary international university rankings, the QS, THE and ARWU, in 2015. Only first 340 out of 17,000 best universities in the world (2%) belong to this elite group.

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Students also rate Tilburg University’s programmes very highly. According to the 2015 Elsevier Rankings, which are based on the annual National Student Questionnaire (Nationale Studenten Enquete), it is the 2nd best specialised research university in the Netherlands. The Keuzegids Masters 2015 ranking put Tilburg University on the 6th place nationally. In this table, students and experts rate Master's programmes and curricula at Dutch universities.

Tilburg University is also the host of the most international graduate programme in the Netherlands. According to the Nuffic NESO statistics for 2014, 97% of students enrolled in the university’s Master in Economics research programme come to the country from abroad.

Tilburg University’s ranking positions by subjects

Ranking Subject 2015 2014 2013
QS Economics & Econometrics 37 50 42
  Social Sciences & Management 115 103 108
  Business & Management 50-100
  Accounting & Finance 51-100 51-100 52
  Law 51-100 51-100 200+
  Psychology 51-100 51-100 70
  Sociology 151-200 151-200 171
THE Social Sciences 65 63 68
Shanghai (ARWU) Economics & Business 51-75 45 47
  Social Sciences 76-100 76-100 76-100

For more details regarding the university’s ranking results, please visit the “Rankings” section on Tilburg University’s website.

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