Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is one of 11 universities included in U-Multirank for Belgium. Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a midsize private university located in Brussels with 13183 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 1970. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. The graduation rate of Vrije Universiteit Brussel is 58,24 (bachelors) and 55,14 (masters). Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 10 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

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Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

47.52

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

81.48

%

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

58.24

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

55.14

%

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

Graduation rate long first degree

Research
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Citation rate

1.07

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

7,237

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.56

0

13.53

External research income

164.55

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

10.7

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

8.7

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

28.39

%

0

100

Publication output

4

Strategic research partnerships

0

5,823

Professional publications

919

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

4.7

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

18.15

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

53

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

4.1

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

15.1

%

0

100

Spin-offs

2.96

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0.3

%

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

3.23

%

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

32.32

%

0

100

Student mobility

0.11

0

1

International academic staff

21.74

%

0

100

International joint publications

62.7

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

43.74

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

0

%
Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

Master graduates working in the region

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

40.9

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

83.28

%

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

17.2

General
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Female students bachelor

54

%

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

40

%
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