Best Business and Management Universities in Belgium 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Business and Management was created using data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Business and Management research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the discipline of Business and Management , based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Business and Management, more than 7820 scientists were analysed.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Business and Management. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification rules
Because our leading goal is to ensure that only actual scholars are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate the contributions of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our mission is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Business and Management
With 5 institutions Belgium ranks in spot 19 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Belgium is KU Leuven with 10 researchers affiliated with it being features in Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Ghent University with 3 researchers and University of Antwerp with 2 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Business and Management in Belgium are associated with Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Antwerp, Université Libre de Bruxelles, KU Leuven. KU Leuven is featured as the best university in the Belgium in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 418. Ranking second is Ghent University with a total D-index of 150. The third position is taken by University of Antwerp with a total D-index of 90.

The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 149 against an average of 149 for all 5 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of published papers in the field of Business and Management by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 797 against an average of 797 for all 5 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 40768 against an average of 40768 for all 5 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
28 World 1 National
KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Scholars 10 2,184 Σ D-index 418
149 World 2 National Scholars 3 856 Σ D-index 150
232 World 3 National Scholars 2 425 Σ D-index 90
321 World 4 National Scholars 1 364 Σ D-index 54
460 World 5 National Scholars 1 157 Σ D-index 35

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