The University of Groningen is in 117th place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings this year, which means it has dropped a couple of places compared to last year. However, the same applies to most of the Dutch universities. The ranking list was published late Wednesday 1 October.
Prof. Sibrand Poppema, the President of the Board of the University, appeared slightly surprised by the news: ‘I don't really understand this. In 2014, the University rose to 82nd place in the Shanghai ranking and to 90th place in the QS rankings. We'll take a close look at the THE results with them to see what has caused the drop.’
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