LONDON, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- 2 Belgian universities in top 100 for social sciences management; 5 in top 300 for arts humanities, and engineering technology - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is the best-performing university in Belgium by subject area. - 7 Belgian universities in QS Top 500

QS World University Rankings(R) subject tables are based on an academic survey completed by 15,050 academics, including 700 university leaders, who were asked to identify the universities producing the best research in their own field of knowledge and within their region of expertise. The overall rankings also take into account employer reputation, research strength and teaching and international commitment.

Paul Thurman, a leading statistician and professor at Columbia University says: The benefit of the academic peer review is it allows comparison of universities at a multi-disciplinary level or by single disciplines, based on the expertise identified by the respondent. The QS rankings methodology is conservative and robust... and the overall results are certainly statistically valid.

Top five Belgian universities by broad subject area Arts Humanities Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 64= Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 105 University of Ghent 172= Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 201= University of Antwerp 238= Engineering Technology Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 76= Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 147= University of Ghent 192= University of Liege 251= Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 264= Life Sciences Medicine Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 91 University of Ghent 131= University of Antwerp 206= Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 277= Natural Sciences Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 112= Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 127= Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 163= University of Ghent 207= Social Sciences Management Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 65= Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 74= Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 150= University of Ghent 272=

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Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS says: The growing number of countries represented in the Top 500 demonstrates the highly competitive environment of global higher education, as well as the increasing number of options for over 3 million students who study overseas every year.


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