Maastricht University maintains place in ARWU (Shanghai) ranking16 August 2012
Maastricht University (UM) has maintained its place in the top 300 in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which was released today. Last year, UM featured in the top 300 for the first time.
The ARWU, better known as the Shanghai Ranking, assesses universities on the quality of education (number of alumni awarded Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals), quality of academic staff (number of staff awarded Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals and number of highly-cited researchers), research output (number of articles in the Science Citation Index and papers published in Nature and Science) and academic staff performance (average of above-listed indicators divided by the number of academic staff FTEs). UM received high rankings for research output (especially ‘SCIE & SSCI papers per staff’). Click here for an overview of UM’s evaluation in these categories.
UM scored among the top 101–150 in ‘broad subject fields’ for the Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and Social Sciences rankings and among the top 101–150 again in ‘subject fields’ for the Economics/Business ranking. In previous years, UM did not appear in any of these rankings.
Harvard (US) still has first place in the ARWU ranking. The second, third and fourth places have also been awarded to American universities: Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California. Cambridge University in Great Britain has been ranked fifth, the highest ranking of all European universities.
The complete overview of rankings can be found on the Academic Ranking of World Universities website: www.shanghairanking.com.