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The 2022 academic subject rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) puts Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) in the top five globally for both business administration and management research.

The list of the 500 best universities in the world, known as the Shanghai Ranking, is published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The annual subject ranking is based on the number of scientific articles in the field, the impact of the publications, international collaboration, the number of publications in top journals in the field, and the number of staff who have won major awards in their field.

RSM came in third place this year in business administration behind strong contenders University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Texas A&M, both in the United States. The Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics, was ranked fifth globally in the Shanghai Ranking for its management research. In both categories RSM is the top-ranking European school.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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