The results of the world university ranking "Shanghai ranking 2020" have just been released. Universities in French-speaking Belgium are in a good position.
According to the Shanghai ranking, the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is the best Belgian-French-speaking university, followed by the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Université de Liège (ULiège). Indeed, this year, ULB climbs up the ranking, where it is ranked between 101st and 150th out of the 1000 listed, whereas it was above 150th in 2019. As for UCLouvain, it remains between 151st and 200th place and ULiège is between 201st and 300th place.
The Shanghai ranking takes six criteria into account. These include the number of Nobel Price and Medals Fields among graduate students and professors, the number of the most cited researchers in their discipline, and the number of publications in the scientific journal “Science and Nature”.