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.
Dutch universities performed typically well in several subject-specific rankings released by QS earlier today. The most successful category for Dutch universities is economics and econometrics, with three of them entering top-50 in these subjects.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has indefinitely removed all Dr. Walter Lewin's online lectures, according to MIT News. The decision was made by the institute after the retired faculty member was reportedly accused of online sexual harassment.
Leiden University has taken first place over the University of Amsterdam and Delft University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15. The Rankings judge universities upon four core missions and thirteen performance indicators to compare top universities, giving Leiden high marks for research, citations and international outlook.
See where Dutch universities wound up in the new Shanghai Rankings of the top 500 universities worldwide.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features an Anti-Islam sticker by PVV leader Geert Wilders draws anger on the social network, Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair plans to cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport, Delft University of Technology unveils a new a small flying robot, Guyana taking action after dead caimans found at the Schiphol airport, Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands offering their menu’s number 39 for 39% off and a 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol air
Delft University of Technology has developed a new a small flying robot, which weighs only 20 grams.
Netherlands universities have made tremendous improvement in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
In this year’s rankings, a total of 12 Dutch research institutions reached the top 200 level and eight of them have made into the top 100, compared to seven universities reached the top 100 level in the 2012 ranking, according to Times Higher Education.
ScienceWorks and Elsevier just published the Valorisation Ranking 2013 to determine what research universities in the country contributed the most to the Dutch society and economy.