[UvA] Top Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is, just like last year, the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings 2011, which were published on Monday, September 5.

The UvA has however dropped a few places and is now ranked 63rd worldwide. Last year, the University of Amsterdam was ranked 56th.

Rankings by subject
In the rankings by subject, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences and Management at the UvA are in the global top 50, both ranking 41st. Natural Sciences are ranked 64th, Life Sciences and Medicine are ranked 69th, and Engineering and Technology ranked 177th.

Assessment criteria
QS World University Rankings are compiled on the basis of academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations (20%), the ratio of staff-students (20%), the percentage of international academic staff (5%) and percentage of international students (5%).

Global top three
Cambridge University (UK) tops the list, followed by Harvard University (USA) in 2nd place, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) in 3rd place. In total, there are three Dutch universities in the top 100: the UvA (63rd), Utrecht University (80th) and Leiden University (88th).



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