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For the third time in a row, our university was awarded the title Most Entrepreneurial University in the Netherlands in 2017. The Times Higher Education (THE) ranks us among the top 200 universities worldwide. We have also acclaimed the Best technical University in the Netherlands for our Bachelor's programmes. Below is an overview of leading rankings that include UT.

QS world university rankings

The QS World University Rankings currently consider over 2,000 and evaluate over 700 universities in the world, ranking the top 400. QS World University Rankings claim to be more independent than other rankings because peer review is an important factor in their research. Part of the ranking is based on hard data (faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, proportion of international students by faculty). Another, important, part is based on data obtained from two large global surveys – one among academics and another among employers (academic reputation, employer reputation).

Overall ranking University of Twente in 2020: 186

Times higher education rankings (THE)

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) are powered by Thomson Reuters. They are the only global university performance tables to judge world universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 

THE employs several carefully calibrated performance indicators, which have been classified into five areas:

  • Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30% of the overall ranking score)
  • Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30%)
  • Citations: research influence (worth 30%)
  • Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5%)
  • International outlook: staff, students and research (worth 7.5%)

Overall ranking University of Twente in 2019: 184

ARWU Shanghai Ranking 

ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university. 

Overall ranking University of Twente in 2018: 501-600

CWTS Leiden ranking

The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of the involvement of universities in scientific collaboration. Compared with other university rankings, the Leiden Ranking offers more advanced indicators of scientific impact and collaboration and uses a more transparent methodology. The Leiden Ranking does not rely on subjective data obtained from reputational surveys or on data provided by universities themselves.

Overall ranking University of Twente in 2019: 427

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