Only recently, the new edition of the ARWU Shanghai Ranking has been published. The work of the ITC Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation in the specific knowledge field has been rated highly: in the field of Remote Sensing, ITC was ranked sixth. In the field of Geography, ITC was ranked position 51-75.
The ARWU Shanghai Ranking is published annually and gives an insight into the academic quality of the world's leading institutions. General university rankings are provided, as well as global rankings on specific academic subjects. Topics covered are the number of scientific publications, citation impact, the number of paper in top-rated journals and internationally collaborated papers.
Dean of the Faculty, prof.dr.ir. Tom Veldkamp, is excited on the outcome of the ranking, as a reflection of the scientific quality of the work. "But it is a means, not a goal", Tom states. "In the end, we aim for societal impact."