Belgian universities move to the top

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The highly resepcted Times Higher Education World University Ranking has published its Top 200 which now includes the Belgian universities of Leuven, Ghent, Louvain la Neuve and  Antwerp.

Belgium is among a small set of West European countries including the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland that are going against the general trend and have been able to strengthen their position on this list.

Antwerp University enters the ranking on the 192nd spot. Leuven University remains the highest ranking Belgian university. It rises from 67th to 58th position. Ghent University too has improved its position and is on 93 instead of 106. The Walloon university Université Catholique de Louvain features on the 164th spot.

In the ranking just of European universities, Leuven comes in 13th place, Ghent in 31st position and Antwerp on the 81st spot. Leuven performed best in the fields Arts & Humanities, Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health and Engineering & Technology. Ghent outperforms Leuven in Life Sciences.