Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:34
Four NL universities in top 100
Four Dutch universities have made it to the list of top 100 list worldwide. TU Delft is the winner in the country, at number 42. Last year, there were five Dutch uni's in the list, but Wageningen University is missing from the World Reputation Rankings published on Wednesday by Times Higher Education. Delft University of Technology has scored the highest among its national competitors, as it has done in previous years as well. Leiden's university went down from last year's 65th place to between the 81st and 90th place. The reason why the university doesn't have a specific placing is because all universities are arranged alphabetically in groups of ten after the 50th place. Although Leiden university went down in rank, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) went up. Last year it was between 81st and 90th, and this year it is between 71st and 80th. Utrecht is in the same row, just as last year. Wageningen was a newcomer for the Netherlands in 2012. At the very top of the list stands the American ivy-league school Harvard University, same as last year. In total, 46 American universities dominated the list and took the top three places. Universities in London did well too. The league table has been put together by research of more than ten thousand senior, published academics worldwide. It is a reputation rankings list, which is a spin-off of the university rankings list.