Rankings & recognition
UM Law Faculty holds high position in 2024 THE subject ranking
In the 2024 rankings the faculty holds the 19th position. Looking at all law faculties within the European Union, we are very proud to see that we also kept the fourth place in this prestigious ranking.
Covering 13 subject areas, Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual World Subject Rankings provides an overview of the best places in the world to study a chosen discipline. The rankings table for LAW uses the same range of 6 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings combined with scores provided under the following five categories: Teaching, Research, Citations, International outlook, and Industry income.
THE is a leading provider of higher education data for the world's research-led institutions and helps students around the world making the right study choice.
You can find more information on the THE website.
EC recognition of customs law courses at UM Faculty of Law
In June 2021, the European Commission (DG TAXUD) issued an official certification for the customs law courses which are taught at Maastricht University. The certificate, underlines the quality of the courses, and labels them as “State-of-the-art”. More information on the certification can be found here.
UM is the 13th best Young University in the world
Maastricht University takes 13th place in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM scores impressively high on the diverse level of its student body and its international outlook.
In the 2021 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place.
Top 10 programme on tax
Our master’s programme International and European Tax Law is amongst the top 10 programmes for international tax law according to the LLM Guide 2022.
You can find more information on the LLM Guide website.