Why Utrecht University is missing in the THE ranking

« You may have heard: Utrecht University has not been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2024.
Too much stress on competition

UU has chosen not to submit data. A conscious choice:

– Rankings put too much stress on scoring and competition, while we want to focus on collaboration and open science.
– In addition, it is almost impossible to capture the quality of an entire university with all the different courses and disciplines in one number.
– Also, the makers of the rankings use data and methods that are highly questionable, research shows. For example, universities have to spend a lot of time providing the right information. (…) »

source > uu.nl/en/news, 29 septembre 2023