This is a ranking of the top 20 universities in the Benelux Union ranked relative to each other by average world rank for the year 2020-2021.
The ranking was created by using metadata sourced from the four prominent rankings of world universities (each ranking released in 2020): Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE), and U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).
Rank was checked on each list for every Benelux Union university ranked on any each of the lists. Then for each university all its rank placements were averaged across lists to create the new list of average ranking for each university. The universities were then ranked according to their average ranking. The university with the highest average is thus ranked 1st, the one with the second highest average 2nd, and so on.
Finally, the results were tabled, and are shown below (Table 1.). The leftmost column shows the final relative placement (relative placement based on average rank, i.e.), the “institution” column shows the institution ranked along with the flag of the country in which it is located, the next four rightward columns (ARWU, QS, THE, USNWR) show the rank for each given institution in each of those selected world rankings, and the rightmost column (“Average World Rank”) averages the four ranking lists’ rank placement for each university.
Some observations —
- The original ranking which best predicts the summed average is USNWR.
- The original ranking which most poorly predicts the summed average is THE.
- No university in Luxembourg places in the top 20 Benelux Union universities.
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Ranking of Universities in the Benelux Union, 2020-21
|Rank||Institution||ARWU||QS||THE||USNWR||Average World Rank|
|1||University of Amsterdam 🇳🇱||101||61||66||40||67|
|2||KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) 🇧🇪||97||84||45||48||68.5|
|3||Utrecht University 🇳🇱||52||121||75||54||75.5|
|4||Leiden University 🇳🇱||80||128||70||86||91|
|5||University of Groningen 🇳🇱||69||128||80||92||92.25|
|6||Ghent University 🇧🇪||66||135||103||85||97.25|
|7||Wageningen University & Research 🇳🇱||151||115||62||83||102.75|
|8||Erasmus University Rotterdam 🇳🇱||80||197||72||68||104.25|
|9||Delft University of Technology 🇳🇱||151||57||78||172||114.5|
|10||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 🇳🇱||101||236||116||80||133.25|
|11||Radboud University Nijmegen 🇳🇱||101||214||136||103||138.5|
|12||Catholic University of Louvain 🇧🇪||151||189||164||148||163|
|13||Maastricht University 🇳🇱||201||234||121||189||186.25|
|14||Université libre de Bruxelles 🇧🇪||101||250||201||202||188.5|
|15||University of Antwerp 🇧🇪||301||238||170||212||230.25|
|16||Vrije Universiteit Brussel 🇧🇪||301||200||251||271||255.75|
|17||Eindhoven University of Technology 🇳🇱||401||120||187||349||264.25|
|18||University of Twente 🇳🇱||401||197||201||390||297.25|
|19||University of Liege 🇧🇪||201||451||351||370||343.25|
|20||Tilburg University 🇳🇱||601||368||201||490||415|
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