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Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam School of Management consistently achieve a competitive position in national and international rankings.

The ranking of Erasmus University Rotterdam:


CWUR Rankings

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes a global university ranking that is based on the following indicators: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, number of research papers in high influential journals, citations, position on h-index and patents.

Position #4 in the Netherlands
Position #106 global

Center for World Universities Ranking


CWTS / Leiden Ranking


The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance and scientific collaboration of 500 major universities worldwide, using a set of bibliometric indicators. Only universities with more than 500 international publications per year are ranked.

Position #4 in the Netherlands 
Position #122 global

CWTS / Leiden Ranking


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (powered by Thomson Reuters) judges world-class universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The reputation of the university is an important factor as well. The ranking consists of the top 500 universities of the world and the 200 best in Europe.

Position #5 in the Netherlands
Position #70 global

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Best universities in Europe 2017: top 200


QS Top Universities World Rankings


The QS Top Universities World Rankings investigates 2000 universities worldwide and ranks the global top 800. The most important indicators for this ranking are: academic reputation of the university and researchers, the number and quality of the academic output, the university’s student numbers and the international orientation of the university.

Position #9 in the Netherlands
Position #183 global

Position # 141-150 global Graduate Employability Ranking

 QS Top Universities Ranking



Global Employability University Rankings

Times Higher Education conducts the Global Employability University Rankings. This ranking measures how universities perform on graduate employability. The ranking is created from votes of recruiters and managing directors of international companies or subsidiaries across 20 countries. Only the world’s top 150 universities are listed in this ranking.


Position #2 in the Netherlands

 Global Employability University Rankings


Shanghai Ranking (ARWU)

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.


Position #4 in the Netherlands (Business Administration)

Global ranking of academic subjects