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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU and the THE World University Rankings.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (#59)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking) is a global top 500, published annually by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. In this ranking the University of Groningen can be found in the 59th place (2017). In addition to this impressive overall score, the University falls within the global top 100 for several specific fields and subjects: Psychology (28), Clinical Medicine (51-75), Business Administration (32), Ecology (51-75) and Sociology (50). Automation and Control at the University of Groningen is number one in the Netherlands, 5th in Europe and 29th worldwide (2017).
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THE World University Rankings (#83)

The British magazine Times Higher Education publishes a ranking of universities around the world. In addition to performance in the field of research and education, it also considers the international reputation of the institution. In this ranking, the University of Groningen is at position 83. In the ‘Subject Rankings’ (representing broad fields), the University belongs to the top 100 in Arts & Humanities (79), Business & Economics (65), Education (88), Law (73), Social Sciences (80), Life Sciences (78), Psychology (29) and Clinical, pre-clinical & health (89).
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QS World University Rankings (#113)

The QS World University Rankings, published annually, is an influential ranking list of institutions of higher education. In the 2017-2018 edition, published on 8 June 2017, the University of Groningen maintains its 113th position on this list of over 900 universities worldwide.
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U.S. News ‘Best Global Universities Ranking’ (#94)

The American journal U.S. News publishes a worldwide ranking list of universities based on data from Clarivate Analytics, the company that publishes the citation database Web of Science (WoS). In addition to the reputation among academics (25%), the research performance derived from the WoS is also taken into account (75%). The University of Groningen takes an overall 94th place in this ranking. We are in the global top 50 in the fields of Psychiatry/Psychology (29), Economics & Business (40) and Molecular Biology & Genetics (46). We are in the top 100 in the fields of Arts & Humanities (56), Space Science (69), Clinical Medicine (77), Social Sciences & Public Health (86), Pharmacology & Toxicology (86) and Biology & Biochemistry (90).
> U.S. News 'Best Global Universities Ranking'

NTU Ranking (#81)

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 8 criteria derived from Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science citation impact indications. In the 2017 ranking, the University of Groningen holds the 81st place worldwide. The best scores are in the areas of Clinical Medicine (54), Social Sciences (57) and Life Sciences (79).
> NTU Ranking 2017

Global Employability University Ranking (#109)

A degree from the University of Groningen opens doors to the international employment market. This is evident from the Global Employability University Ranking published by Times Higher Education. The University of Groningen secured the 109th place in the 2017 rankings. Additionally, survey respondents from a range of firms and industries were asked a host of questions about the skills that they believe graduates need to adapt to the digital revolution, and which countries and institutions they feel are best preparing students for it. In this ranking, the University of Groningen secured the 6th place worldwide.
> Global Employability University Ranking 2017

University Ranking by Academic Performance (#63)

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is a ranking of the 2000 universities with the highest number of publications, based on Thomson Reuters' Web of Science (WoS). It is compiled by the Middle East Technical University, based in Turkey. The position of an institution is based on absolute numbers of WoS publications and citations (52% weighting factor), relative citation impact (33%), and the number of WoS publications with international co-authors (15%). The University of Groningen is placed 63rd in the list, based on an average taken across 23 subject areas. The University ranks in the global top 100 in no fewer than 12 out of 20 subject areas. Most noteworthy are the top 10% positions in Medical & Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences and Studies in Human Society.
> University Ranking by Academic Performance

Webometrics (#84)

The Webometrics ranking list is compiled using measurements conducted every six months by the Spanish Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Webometrics focuses on university websites, measuring the universities’ performance on the basis of activities and results on their website and the impact and relevance of these activities and results. The CSIC measurement conducted in July 2017 has the University of Groningen in 87th place worldwide and 14th place within Europe.
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UI GreenMetric World University Ranking (#11)

The UI GreenMetric ranking list was established by Universitas Indonesia to draw attention to sustainability in university policies. Universities are ranked based on numerical data in the fields of ‘Setting and Infrastructure’, ‘Energy and Climate Change’, ‘Waste’, ‘Water’, ‘Transportation’ and ‘Education’. In 2017 the University of Groningen achieved the 11th place.
> UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities

Best Places to Work ranking list (#24)

The University of Groningen marks the 24th place in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia 2012, published by the American journal The Scientist. This makes the University of Groningen the 5th non-US university and number 3 in Europe. The University of Groningen owes this high listing to the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship Programme, among others.
> The Scientist

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