Rankings & recognition

UM is the sixth best Young University in the world

The Young University Rankings 2020

Maastricht University ranked sixth place in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.

In the 2021 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place. 

These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

 Go to the THE 'Young Universities Ranking'
 Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'  

Distinctive quality feature for internationalisation

In 2019, the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA) awarded UM with the ‘Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation’ (CeQuint). This accreditation is an external recognition of the internationalisation efforts of UM. According to the international audit panel, UM manifests itself as a frontrunner in the field on international policy.

Three UM Colleges stable at the top: Keuzegids

The ‘Keuzegids Bachelors 2019’ shows a continued increase in our university’s scores. Our students’ positive evaluation has seen many programmes rise in the national rankings. All three UM colleges (University College Venlo, University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme) have been awarded a seal of quality, which distinguishes them as top programmes.

The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)