Position international rankings
Within the framework of the internationalization of higher education, competition to attract top foreign students and personnel is increasing between universities. A strong international profile is essential in order to be in with a chance. This is why there is great interest in international ranking lists. For more information on the Dutch position in international rankings, please refer to the website of the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands).
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities is a global top-500, published annually by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The University of Groningen can be found in a joint 101nd-150th place globally. A closer analysis of the item scores reveals that the University is actually in 103rd place. For Chemistry the University of Groningen belongs to the top-100: place 51-75.
THE World University Rankings
The British magazine T imes Higher Educati ion publishes rankings of universities around the world, using the Thomson Reuters method. This method focuses particularly on performance in the field of research and education and the institution's international reputation. On this ranking the University of Groningen has achieved the impressive 89th position.
QS World University Rankings
The annual QS World University Rankings is an influential ranking list of higher education institutions. The University of Groningen features at number 109 in a list of more than 700 universities. According to the QS Subject Rankings, the University of Groningen belongs to the global top-100 in the areas of Linguistics, History, Sociology and Biological Sciences.
Since 2012, the National Taiwan University publishes the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, previously known as the HEEACT Ranking. It concerns a global top 500 of universities, based on eight criteria derived from Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science citation impact indications. In the 2012 ranking, the University of Groningen holds the 75th place. The best scores are in the (broad) areas of Clinical Medicine (59), Social Sciences (78), Life Sciences (83) and Natural Sciences (101), and in the (more narrow) areas of Pharmacology & Toxicology (67), Materials Science (77) and Chemistry (100).
The 'Leiden Ranking' is published by the Leiden Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). It is based on a number of alternative criteria derived from the Web of Science. Based on the three most important of these, the University of Groningen takes place 52 in Europe and place 139 globally.
CHE Excellence Ranking
According to the German Centre for Higher Education, the University of Groningen is a member of the so-called Excellence Group of best universities in Europe in five of seven investigated disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Economics. The Excellence Group consists of 56 members, which is 1.3 per cent of the approximately 4500 institutions for higher education in Europe. This ranking is published in cooperation with the German newspaper Die Zeit.
Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Citation Impact
The ESI of Thomson Reuters is a publicly accessible web application based on the best-known citation database, the ISI Web of Science. Of the 100 universities with the most publications, the University of Groningen is in the 56th spot, based on an average of 22 fields of the ESI. In the fields of Chemistry and Material Science, the University belongs to the top 4% globally and in Plant & Animal Science, Environment/Ecology, Microbiology and Physics to the top 15-33%.
The Webometrics is a list of rankings composed by the Spanish Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIS) and is primarily based on the number and the distribution of scientific publications on the internet. Globally, the University of Groningen takes the 77th position and in Europe the 13th.
Best Places to Work ranking list
The University of Groningen marks the 5th place in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia 2012, published by the American journal The Scientist. The University of Groningen owes this high listing to the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship Programme, among others.
UI GreenMetric World University Ranking
The UI GreenMetric ranking list was established by Universitas Indonesia to draw attention to sustainability in university policy. Universities are ranked based on numerical data in the fields of ‘Setting and Infrastructure’, ‘Energy and Climate Change’, ‘Waste’, ‘Water’, ‘Transportation’ and ‘Education’. The University of Groningen achieved an impressive 53rd place, higher than any other university in the Netherlands.
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