30 September 2015

THE World University Rankings 2015–2016: UM back in top 100

Maastricht University (UM) climbed to shared 88th place in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, up from number 101 last year. UM scored particularly well in terms of international outlook (e.g. percentage of international staff and students), citations and industry income (i.e. commissions from the business sector). UM first broke into the top 100 in 2013, when it was ranked 98th.

UM comes in 8th place of the 13 Dutch universities including in the ranking. Its highest score was for international outlook (95.5), followed by industry income (95.4) and citations (82.7). Somewhat lower, but still above average, were its scores for research (47.7) and teaching (37.5). UM shares 88th place with Kyoto University in Japan.

The THE World University Ranking is based on 13 comprehensive performance indicators for teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation. The underlying data are collection and analysed by Scopus.