Clingendael in top 10 West European Think Tanks
01 Feb 2018 - 16:34
Source: Mohsen Dastjerdi Zade/flickr
Once again the Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' has succeeded in improving its ranking in the Global Go To Think Tank Index (University of Pennsylvania), by all accounts re-establishing its primary position as Dutch think tank in the field. In the ranking 2017 the Institute has gone up to the 10th position in Western Europe (+7). The Institute also strengthened its position in the category Non-US think tanks; it landed in the top twenty by ranking 19th (+3). Worldwide (more than 7,800 think thanks) Clingendael takes 30th position (+18). Once more, Clingendael is proclaimed as Think Tank to Watch.
The Institute also improved its ranking in the categories Defence and National Security (15th Western Europe, 40th worldwide) and Foreign Policy and International Affairs (10th Western Europe, 25th worldwide).
The Clingendael Institute warmly congratulates its partners Brookings Institution and the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) with their number one ranking in the respective categories Think Tanks Worldwide and Think Tanks Western Europe & Non-US.
About the Index
The worldwide acknowledged Index is published yearly by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. It is based on peer review and expert opinions. It collects its data through the reviews of over 7,800 think tanks and a large number of experts' think tanks, involved in politics, journalism, country and regional expertise as well as donors/commissioning parties of think tanks. Europe has over 2,000 think tanks.