MAASTRICHT. Dropped slightly but not dramatically: the UM went from 15th to 17th place in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Most International Universities in the World. In this ranking - published for the first time last year - the “international outlook” indicator from the THE World University Rankings is used. Taken into account are a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.
Was the UM’s performance actually worse? On the contrary, according to Mariette Wennekers, senior policy advisor Marketing and Communications at the UM, the UM’s scores this year are actually higher than last year. She explains that the fact that the UM has nevertheless dropped means that the competition has gotten better.