Five Dutch universities land on QS Top 100 worldwide; Univ. Amsterdam at 55th

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University of Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Iijjccoo). University of Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Iijjccoo)

The University of Amsterdam has once again managed to snag the top Dutch university position in the QS World University Rankings, beating Delft University of Technology and Utrecht University. TU Delft moved up 22 places from last year's 86th position, to number 64 this year.

The University of Amsterdam dropped five spots from 50th position, to this year's number 55. The university scored particularly high in Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and Citations per Faculty. In the rankings by subject, the UvA came in 8th world wide for Communication and Media Studies, and the Life Sciences and Medicine Faculty came in 32nd place.

TU Delft is the biggest Dutch riser this year, rising 22 spots on the world rankings and passing the University of Utrecht and Leiden University for the number 2 Dutch University on the rankings. The university scored particularly well in the categories International Students, Faculty Students and Employer Reputation.

The universities were ranked based on six categories: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student, International Faculty,

International Students and Citations per Faculty. Five Dutch Universities made it into the top 100 in the world rankings this year. They are, in order, the University of Amsterdam in 55th place, Delf University of Technology (TU Delft) in 64th place, Utrecht University in 94th place, Leiden University in 95th place and the University of Groningen just making it in 100th place.

University Ranking (NL) Ranking (World)
 University of Amsterdam 1 55
 Delft University of Technology 2 64
Utrecht University 3 94
Leiden University 4 95
University of Groningen 5 100
Eindhoven University of Technology 6 117
Erasmus University Rotterdam 7 126
Wageningen University 8 135
Maastricht University 9 169
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 10 176

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