Copper League
Free University of Brussels

Belgium

Free University of Brussels, Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

459 World
rank
6 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1969
Short name:
VUB
Type:
Public
Students:
9020
Faculty:
530
Faculty/Students Ratio:
17
:
1
Web-site:
www.vub.ac.be
Region:
Europe
Location:
Brussels
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 459 43.548
Teaching 259 58.879
Research 623 22.2
International Diversity 438 41.161
Financial Sustainability 335 61.352
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 487 29.252
Research Perfomance Rankings 522 35.296
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TEACHING
World Rank: 259
Country rank: 1
Score: 58.879
League: Silver League
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name
Indicator
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 623
Country rank: 6
Score: 22.2
League: World League
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weight
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name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 438
Country rank: 6
Score: 41.161
League: Copper League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 335
Country rank: 6
Score: 61.352
League: Bronze League
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weight
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name
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weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The VUB is a dynamic and modern university with almost two centuries of history. The university and the university hospital are spread over two green campuses in the Brussels Capital Region. It counts over 13,000 students, 3,000 of whom are international. The campuses have everything a student needs: extensive libraries, modern computer labs, sport facilities, restaurants, a job service, cultural activities and language courses. VUB offers high-quality English-taught graduate programs, supported by outstanding research. With all fields of study being represented, students can go above and beyond their own discipline: they exchange experiences, cultures, ideas and values. At the VUB, students have easy access to their lecturers and assistants. Small group workshops are used to ensure close interaction and hands-on experience. Thanks to this expertise and its strategic location, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is your ideal partner for prestigious research and education with an outlook on Europe and the world.

Mission Statement

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a comprehensive, high quality, socially engaged and internationally oriented university in Brussels.