Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is one of 10 universities included in U-Multirank for Belgium. Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a large government dependent private university located in Brussels with 13837 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 46,81 (bachelors) and 79,3 (masters). As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions – the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is strongest in Knowledge Transfer. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 15 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Boulevard de la Plaine 2
1050 Brussels
Belgium

http://www.vub.ac.be/

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Compare Vrije Universiteit Brussel to other universities

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 .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduation rate

46.81

%
D

0

100

Masters graduation rate

79.3

%
B

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

58.21

%
C

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

58.38

%
D

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

0

100

Graduation rate long first degree

0

100

Research
Score
Grade
Other universities

Citation rate

1.08

B

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

7,598

B

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.572

A

0

13.53

External research income

131.45

A

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

11.3

%
B

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

8.5

C

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

19.36

%
A

0

100

Strategic research partnerships

Professional publications

82

B

0

4,589.01

Open Access Publications

19

A

Knowledge Transfer
Score
Grade
Other universities

Co-publications with industrial partners

6.3

%
A

0

29.9

Income from private sources

20.65

A

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

52

A

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

3.916

A

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

13.462

%
B

0

100

Spin-offs

2.61

C

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

1.9

%
A

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0.29

%
D

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
Score
Grade
Other universities

Foreign language bachelor programmes

6.67

%
D

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

32.97

%
B

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

Student mobility

0.1

B

0

1

International academic staff

23.09

%
A

0

100

International joint publications

64.5

%
A

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

47.08

%
A

0

100

Regional Engagement
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduates working in the region

0

100

Master graduates working in the region

A
more than 75%

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

41.2

%
A

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

75.16

%
A

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

17.3

B

General
Score
Grade
Other universities

Female academic staff

40

%
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