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For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. Previously ranked 62nd, the UvA has moved up four places and is now ranked 58th worldwide. In the Faculty Area Rankings – which ranks by academic discipline – the UvA has again been listed in the global top 50 for Social Sciences and Management, and Art and Humanities, which are ranked 48th and 50th respectively.

QS World University Rankings

In the Faculty Area Rankings, Life Sciences and Medicine is ranked 58th, Natural Sciences 116th, and Engineering and Technology 159th. All of the UvA’s disciplines are hereby ranked in the top 200.

Assessment criteria

The QS World University Rankings ranks the top 700 universities in the world and is based on scores for the quality of research (citations and peer review), student-to-faculty ratio, the proportion of international students and staff, and the UvA’s reputation amongst employers.

Global three

In a repeat of last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) tops the list, followed by Harvard University (USA) in second place and the University of Cambridge (UK) in third place. In total, there are six Dutch universities in the top 100: the UvA (58), Leiden University (74), Utrecht University (81), Erasmus University Rotterdam (92), TU Delft (95) and the University of Groningen (97).