High UM scores in Times Higher Education and Elsevier rankings6 October 2011
Maastricht University is named as one of the top 200 universities world wide in today’s Times Higher Education global rankings. The university has now joined the ranks of the top universities worldwide in three prestigious global league tables. It also advanced to 109th position in the QS World University Rankings and also made it to the top 300 of the prestigious Shanghai Rankings earlier this year. Also, four UM programmes emerged as best in Elsevier rankings, published earlier this week.
Times Higher Education
Maastricht University ranked 197th in the THE table, up from 209th last year. In particular, Maastricht scored very highly for its international outlook. Though The Netherlands is a small country, 11 of its 14 universities are now in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12. The THE rankings are based on the world’s largest reputation survey of more than 17,500 experienced academics from 137 countries.
According to Elsevier Magazine, Maastricht University (UM) provides the best bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands for Econometrics & Operations Research, International Business and Medicine. Professors have voted the UM bachelor’s programme Health Sciences the best. These were the results of the joint survey De beste studies 2011 [The Best Studies in 2011], conducted by Elsevier and research institute ResearchNed. The survey, held among over 150,000 students and 2,500 professors, assessed 90 popular bachelor programmes and 63 master’s programmes. The results for the master’s programmes will be published next week on Elsevier’s website.
In the survey, the professors (and senior lecturers) evaluated the programmes available in the Netherlands in their own field, assessing the staff, the academic papers and the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes and selecting the best in their opinion. Students marked their own programmes for available facilities, the programme’s structure and content, the quality of the education and staff, the examination and the internal organisation and communication.