Academic Ranking of World Universities

Vrije University Brussel
Native Name: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
English Name: Vrije University Brussel
Region: Europe
Country: Belgium
Found Year: 1834
Address: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Website: http://www.vub.ac.be

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), a dynamic, modern university with two parkland campuses in the Brussels-Capital Region, is your ideal partner for prestigious international research and education with a European and global perspective.  

The VUB offers high-quality education to some 12,000 students,of which 25%are international. All fields of study are represented, meaning that students can gain a view extending above and beyond their own discipline. Courses are taught by eminent academics and business professionals, with all of them operating an open-door policy for students. The two campuses boast not only lecture halls and laboratories fitted with the most up-to-date equipment, but also modern sports facilities.    

With more than 150 internationally recognised research teams, the VUB trains students in many disciplines of fundamental and applied research. Having created more than 20 spin-offs in various domains, the VUB plays a prominent role in attracting and instigating new economic activity on and around the two campuses in the Brussels-Capital Region.    


Total Enrollment:9035
           International Students:(%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:4796
           International Students:(%)
Graduate Enrollment:4239
           International Students:(%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Adult Sciences
           Applied Economics
           Applied Economics: Commercial Engineer
           Art And Archaeology
           Bio-Engineering
           Biology
           Biomedical Sciences
           Chemistry
           Communication Sciences
           Computer Science (Informatics)
           Criminology
           Engineering
           Engineering: Architecture
           Geography
           History
           Humanities
           Language And Literature: Two Combination
           Mathematics
           Medicine
           Pharmaceutical Sciences
           Philosophy And Ethics
           Physical Education And Kinesiology
           Physics And Astronomy
           Political Science
           Psychology
           Rehabilitation Sciences And Physiotherapy
           Right
           Sociology
Graduate Programs
           Actuarial Science
           Adult Sciences
           Advanced Studies In Linguistics (Interuniversity)
           American Studies (Interuniversity)
           Applied Economics
           Applied Economics: Commercial Engineer
           Applied Informatics
           Applied Sciences And Engineering: Applied Computer Sciences
           Applied Sciences And Engineering: Computer Sciences
           Architectural Engineering
           Archival Science: Cultural Heritage And Records Management (Interuniversity)
           Art And Archaeology
           Biology
           Biology (Including Icp Human Ecology)
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biomedical Sciences
           Biomolecular Sciences
           Biomolecular Sciences
           Bioscience Engineering: Cell And Gene Biotechnology
           Bioscience Engineering: Chemistry And Bioprocess Technology
           Business
           Business & Technology
           Chemical And Materials Engineering
           Chemistry
           Civil Engineering
           Communication Sciences
           Communication Studies - New Media And Society In Europe
           Criminology
           Disaster Medicine (Interuniversity)
           Drug Development
           Economics Of Globalisation And European Integration (Interuniversitair)
           Educational
           Educational Sciences
           Electromechanical Engineering
           Electronics And Information Technology Engineering
           Engineering: Applied Computer Science
           Engineering: Architecture
           Engineering: Architecture
           Engineering: Biomedical Engineering (Interuniversity Sp)
           Engineering: Chemistry And Materials
           Engineering: Computer Science
           Engineering: Electronics And Information Technology
           Engineering: Mechanical Engineering - Electrical Engineering
           Engineering: Photonics (Sp, Interuniversity)
           Erasmus Mundus Master Of Science In Photonics (Sp, Interuniversitair)
           European Integration And Development
           European Urban Cultures (Polis) (Interuniversity)
           General Practice (Interuniversity)
           Geography
           Geography
           Gerontological Sciences
           Health Management And Policy
           History
           Hospital Hygiene (Interuniversity)
           Hospital Pharmacy (Interuniversity)
           Industrial Pharmacy (Interuniversity)
           International And European Law
           International And European Law (Pilc)
           International Master Of Science In Biomedical Engineering (Sp, Interuniversitair)
           Language And Literature: At Least One Language (English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin)
           Literature (Interuniversity)
           Management
           Management Science
           Management, Care And Policy In Gerontology
           Manual Therapy
           Marine And Lacustrine Science And Management
           Mathematics
           Medicine
           Molecular Biology
           Notaryship
           Nuclear Engineering (Interuniversitair)
           Occupational Medicine (Interuniversity)
           Pharmaceutical Care
           Philosophy And Moral Sciences
           Photonics Science And Engineering
           Physical Education And Kinesiology
           Physical Land Resources
           Physics And Astronomy
           Political Science
           Psychology
           Rehabilitation Sciences And Physiotherapy
           Right
           Social Law
           Sociology
           Specialist Medicine
           Theatre Studies (Interuniversity)
           Tourism (Sp, Interuniversity)
           Urban Studies (Cities)
           Water Resources Engineering
           Youth Health Care (Interuniversity)

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
World University Ranking 2003 - 2013
ARWU 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Institutional Ranking 301-400302-403401-500301-400305-402303-401303-401401-500401-500401-500301-400
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Natural Sciences and Mathematics ( SCI )///////
Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences ( ENG )///////
Life and Agriculture Sciences ( LIFE )///////
Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy ( MED )///////
Social Sciences ( SOC )///////
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Mathematics/////
Physics/////
Chemistry/////
Computer Science/////
Economics/Business/////
Ranking by indicator
Percentage of Graduate Students   Ranked No. 122 among 820 institutions.
Percentage of International Students   Ranked No. 201 among 737 institutions.
Percentage of International Undergraduate Students   Ranked No. 282 among 795 institutions.
Percentage of International Graduate Students   Ranked No. 273 among 731 institutions.
Percentage of International Master’s Students   Ranked No. 267 among 521 institutions.
Percentage of International Doctoral Students   Ranked No. 113 among 520 institutions.
Number of Doctoral Degree Awarded   Ranked No. 529 among 805 institutions.
Employment Rate of Bachelor Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)   Data Unavailable
Employment Rate of Master’s Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)   Data Unavailable
Employment Rate of Doctoral Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)   Data Unavailable
Number of Alumni of Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists  Ranked No. 120 in the world.
Number of Staff of Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists  Ranked No. 143+ in the world.
Number of Highly Cited Researchers  Ranked No. 573+ in the world.
Number of Nature and Science Papers  Ranked No. 438 in the world.
Number of SCIE and SSCI Papers  Ranked No. 458 in the world.
Back to Top