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VUB is the Best University in Belgium

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is the best university in Belgium, according to the latest version of the QS World University Rankings®.

The university is a non-mover globally since last year’s ranking, meaning it’s the joint 182nd best university in the world, as well as being the best in the country.

Of the six ranking indicators used to assess universities, VUB scored particularly highly for its ratio of students to faculty members, for which it is ranked 40th in the world.

This good ranking follows the strong performance of the university in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, where it is ranked in the top 100 in the world for communication & media studies.

This year’s World University Ranking features over 950 universities from 84 different countries. To read more about how it’s compiled, click here, or click here to see this year’s rankings in full.

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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KU Leuven is #81 in the QS ranking and it's in Belgium.

As Honorary Director General of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel I am of course very happy with this article but can you explain to me how this fits in with the QS World University Rankings where the VUB comes only in 4th place in Belgium?