Our last personnel newsletter contained a Newsmonkey article that contained an error about our ranking in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
The previous personnel newsletter sent out on 15 June contains a reference to a Newsmonkey article stating that Ghent University has climbed up from rank 138 to rank 135 in the QS World University Rankings 2021. This is incorrect.
Ghent University was ranked at 138 two years ago, last year we took up the 130th rank and this year the 135th. So we have, in fact, not climbed up but fallen down a couple of ranks. Newsmonkey has been notified of this error.
1604 institutions were evaluated for the QS World University Rankings 2021 this year, of which 1002 were ranked. Same as last year, MIT, Stanford University and Harvard University take up the top positions in the ranking. This ranking is put together every year based on different criteria, among which academic reputation is the most important. Other criteria that determine rank position are employer reputation, average faculty/student ratio, the average number of citations per researcher and the ratio of international faculty members and students.
You can find more info on rankings and Ghent University at our website.