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QS 2013 Subject rankings

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

June 2013

This month, QS published its 2013 subjects rankings.
VU scores 2nd place in the Netherlands in Computer Science, Pharmacy/pharmacology, and Earth & Marine sciences. For reference: UvA has 9 1st places, followed by Delft (8), Leiden (4), WUR & EUR (3) UU (2) and TUE (1). Groningen, Nijmegen, Maastricht, and Tilburg like VU have no 1st places in any field.
The QS rankings are often criticised for being less objective than other rankings because they include perceptions on quality (by employers and peers) in their methodology. This may make QS less valuable for assessment of objective quality, but maybe more valuable to understand global perceptions and reputation.
Overview available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl

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