This year Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has climbed in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) field ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, from 50 to 39 globally.
It means that Social Sciences at the UvA has again been assessed as the best among Dutch universities and the best among the non-English-speaking countries. As in previous years, overall the UvA ranks in the 101-150 group in the ARWU global top 500.
It's not just the ARWU ranking that ranks Social Sciences at the UvA among the global top 50. Three other authoritative rankings, published over the past year, have ranked the discipline among the global top 50 too. It ranks 34 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for sciences, with Social Sciences and Management at the UvA ranking 48 in the QS Ranking by Faculty. Finally, in the Leiden Ranking the UvA’s Social Sciences and Humanities occupy 44th position.
The list of the world’s 500 best universities is published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and is therefore called the Shanghai ranking. The ARWU ranking is drawn up on the basis of the number of Nobel prizes, Fields Medals awarded to staff members and alumni and the number of citations and articles published in the scientific journals Nature and Science.