Ranked 1st in the Netherlands

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In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked #1 in the Netherlands for its MA in Development Studies programmes at the International Institute of Social Studies.

Additionally, the programme is now ranked 12th globally, a successful jump from its previous position at #32, solidifying ISS' global and regional influence in academic rigour.

What are QS Rankings?

Each year the QS Rankings compares and contrasts universities per subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact through citations. As part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, ISS remains internationally recognized in the subject areas of Development Studies programmes and Social Sciences and Management.


Check our website for latest news, upcoming eventsrecent PhD defences, and the ISS library for working papers, PhD theses and the journal Development and Change.