The University of Twente has maintained its top ten position in the ARWU Shanghai Ranking in the scientific domains that the ITC Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation is working in. Only recently, the new edition of the ARWU Shanghai Ranking has been published. The work of the UT has been rated highly: in the field of Remote Sensing, it is ranked ninth. Last year, the UT entered the top ten ranking with a sixth position. In the field of Geography, ITC is now ranked position 51-75, the same as last year.
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.