The high quality of research and education at the School of Business and Economics can be demonstrated by its excellent performance in international rankings.

The best known international rankings are the CWTS Leiden ranking (PP10%), the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Ranking. These rankings give an impression of the quality of research and education by assigning scores to institutions worldwide. Each ranking uses a different set of indicators. As a result, the position of a particular university/institute may vary depending on the ranking’s methodology.

Below you will find an overview of the best-known international rankings of the position of the Vrije University by subject (Business and Economics).

Table: University Rankings of 2017

By subject    
QS World University Rankings
Social Sciences and Management
184 (out of 400)
THE World University RankingsBusiness and Economics
81 (out of 200)
CWTS Leiden Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities
32 (out of 535)
Shanghai Ranking
Business Administration
41 (out of 300)
51-75 (out of 200)

Best Economists Top of the Netherlands 2017

The ESB magazine Economists Top 40 of 2017 features no less than nine researchers of the School of Business and Economics.

The researchers are:
Siem Jan Koopman (4)
André Lucas (11)
Jos van Ommeren (12)
Erik Verhoef (16)
Pierre Koning (17)
Pieter Gautier (19)
Bas van der Klaauw (22)
Cees Withagen (25)
Albert Menkveld (38)

In the ranking of Dutch institutes, VU Amsterdam is ranked third.
More information: ESB Economentop 40 2017.