Radboud University: Global, National, & Subject-wise Ranking 2020-2021

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    Radboud University is ranked among the top 1% in the world. This university offers 38 bachelor’s programs and 59 Master’s programs including 5 programs of the Radboud Docenten Academie, 8 research master's programs, and 4 post-initial master's programs with the enrollment of 14,717 students for bachelor’s and 8,259 students for Master’s.

    According to the Dutch university information guide, Keuzegids Universiteiten 2020 for Bachelors program Radboud university is the best traditional, general university in the Netherlands.

    Radboud University World Rankings

    Agency 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    QS Rankings 190 204 204 217 214
    THE Rankings 121 122 123 128 136
    CWUR Rankings 108 130 144 154 TBA

    Radboud University rankings as per Times Higher Education

    THE World Ranking, 2021

    Times Higher Education(THE) is a university ranking agency which ranks universities on the basis of several factors such as teaching quality, a number of citations, type of research conducted, industry income, and international outlook.

    Radboud University is Ranked #136 in World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education, 2021.

    THE Impact Ranking, 2020

    THE also releases Impact Ranking of Universities across the world on the basis of their contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    As per THE Impact Rankings, Radboud University Ranked between #201-300 of 766 participating universities with a score of 72.8 out of 100 points in 2020 resulting in an above-average score.

    THE World Reputation Ranking, 2020

    Times Higher Education releases World reputation ranking which explores the reputation of the world's leading universities, based on the largest invitation-only academic opinion survey.

    As per THE World Reputation Rankings 2020, Radboud University has been Ranked between #176-200th

    Radboud University Rankings as per QS Rankings

    Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a ranking agency that ranks various Universities on the basis of six matrics Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, International Student Ratio.

    Ranking Criteria Ranks
    Academic Reputation 31.8
    Employer Reputation 16.7
    Faculty Student 40.2
    Citations per Faculty 70.2
    International Faculty 59
    International Students 23.2
    Overall Score 40.8

    Radboud University is ranked #214 as per QS Global World Rankings.

    Radboud University rankings as per CWUR

    Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the global University rankings on the basis of factors like Quality of Education, Alumni Employment, Quality of Faculty, and Research Performance.

    As per CWUR Radboud University ranked as #154 among the world university rankings (2020-21). Given below is the score breakdown for Radboud University CWUR rankings:

    Institution Name Radboud University
    World Rank #154
    Quality of Education Rank 434
    Alumni Employment Rank 651
    Quality of Faculty Rank -
    Research Performance Rank 96

    Radboud University rankings as per US News

    As per US News Rankings (2021), Radboud University Ranks #103 in Best Global Universities in World, #38 in Best Global Universities in Europe, and #8 in Best Global Universities in the Netherlands.

    Following are the indicators used by US News to calculate Global Rankings of Universities:

    Ranking Indicators Ranks Weight
    Global research reputation #281 12.5%
    Regional research reputation #157 12.5%
    Publications #118 10%
    Books #168 2.5%
    Conferences #585 2.5%
    Normalized citation impact #114 10%
    Total citations #84 7.5%
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited #91 12.5%
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited #115 10%
    International collaboration - relative to the country #756 5%
    International collaboration #205 5%
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #82 5%
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #162 5%

    Radboud University National Ranking

    After World Rankings now coming on to National Rankings of Radboud University. According to various Ranking, Agencies Radboud University has been Ranked under Top leading Universities of Netherland.

    As per the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Radboud University has been ranked as #7 in the top-10 Universities of the Netherlands. On the other hand, According to US News and World Report Radboud University has been placed at #8 in the best global Universities of the Netherlands.

    Radboud University Subject wise Ranking

    Every year, QS publishes a ranking of universities by subject based on the QS World University Rankings two subject areas Linguistics and Dentistry of Radboud University score within the top 50 of their field worldwide while Theology and Psychology at Radboud University score within the top 100 worldwide.

    According to US News Subject-wise Rankings 2021, a total of 22 subjects were placed under top-200 with 13 subjects in top-100 and 6 in top-50.

    Radiology, Nuclear medicine, and Medical imagining acquired a global rank #5.

    Here is the list of top-100 subjects in the World as per US News and World Report Ranking 2021.

    Subjects US News Rankings, 2021
    Radiology, Nuclear medicine, and Medical imagining #5
    Infectious Diseases #30
    Space Science #34
    Neuroscience and Behaviour #41
    Psychiatry/Psychology #46
    Arts and Humanities #48
    Immunology #70
    Molecular biology and Genetics #72
    Oncology #75
    Microbiology #81
    Pharmacology and Toxicology #84
    Physics #95
    Cell Biology #99

    Some of the other courses that ranked in the top-200, according to US News Ranking of 2021 are Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Biology and Biochemistry, Endocrine and Metabolism, Social science and Public health, Environment/Ecology, Biotechnology, and Applied Microbiology, Cardiac and Cardiovascular system and Public, Environmental and Occupational health.


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