Amsterdam University no longer ranked Netherlands' best

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

The University of Amsterdam is no longer the best university in the Netherlands, according to Times Higher Education's ranking. The Delft University of Applied Sciences takes that honor this year. Wageningen University is also ranked above the University of Amsterdam.

This year the University of Amsterdam is ranked the 62nd best university in the world, compared to 59th last year. TU delft moved up from 63rd last year to 58th this year. Wageningen University came in 59th place this year. The Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam moved down from 165th to 166th.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings assess universities based on five categories - eduction, research, citations, international appeal, and research income from the business community. 

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are again ranked 1st and 2nd in the world this year.