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Erasmus MC scores well in global rankings

Erasmus MC has been ranked 27th in the U.S. News & World Report '2018 Best Global Universities for Clinical Medicine' and came 40th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

The ranking published by the British Times appeared shortly after US News & World Report issued its ranking in late October.


U.S. News &World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranks research in the field of clinical medicine, including  anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, radiology and surgery. Institutions from more than 60 countries around the world were ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations.

It is an all American top 3: Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the University of California. The three best European research institutions are British: Oxford, Imperial College London and Cambridge. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ranks 8th on the European list.

Times Higher Education
The Times rankings list the top 1,000 universities in the world. The publishing house claims to produce the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (which is actually Erasmus MC under the subject 'Clinical, pre-clinical & health') traditionally scores high on the number of citations and research reputation.

Overall, European institutions occupy half of the top 200 places, with the Netherlands and Germany joining the UK as the most-represented countries. Top medical institutions on the European mainland are, according to the British ranking, located in Stockholm (Karolinska, 15th place), Heidelberg (30th), Munich (two institutions, 35th and 46th), Rotterdam (40th), Leuven (43rd) and Amsterdam (48th).

Date published: 17 November 2017.

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