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Rankings Review (2011-2013)


Universities are increasingly confronted by a plethora of ranking and classification initiatives – both at the national and international level. This is why EUA has decided that there is a need to respond on behalf of the 860+ members it represents to carry out an ongoing project to review existing international rankings.

The first review: ‘Global University Rankings and Their Impact’

The first review ‘Global University Rankings and Their Impact’, which analyses the methodologies used in the main international rankings and presents the results of the first year’s work, was published in June 2011 and was presented to university leaders for the first time at a special one-day seminar which took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 June 2011.

  • Download the first review here
  • The report is also available in French

The second review

The second review was published in April 2013 and was presented to university leaders in a special session in the framework of the EUA Annual Conference in Ghent, on 12 April 2013.

Download the second review here


For questions or further information on EUA’s Rankings project, please contact Tia Loukkola.

Supported by

The EUA Rankings Review project is co-funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


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