Academic Ranking of World Universities or more known as Shanghai rating is one of the most prestigious in the world for an evaluation of research universities. In the evaluation participate about 1200 universities from the whole world, from which 500 are chosen to appear in the ranking.
The criteria of this ranking are citation index, which shows how many times the employees and the students of the university are quoted in science editions, the quantity of Nobel and other prizes received by the professors, employees and the students of the universities. In 2014 year all 13 research universities in Netherlands were in the top 500, and 4 of them were in top 100.
|University||In the country||In the world|
|VU Amsterdam University||4||98|
QS Top Universities Rating
QS World University Rankings currently considers over 3000 institutions, and ranks more than 800. The rankings compare these top 800 universities across four broad areas of interest to prospective students: research (academic rating and citation index), teaching, employability and international outlook (quantity of international students and lectors). In the latest ranking of 2014 the Dutch universities have the following positions:
|University||Position (2015/2016 year)|
|VU Amsterdam University||176|
|University||Position (2015-2016 years)|
|Wageningen University and Research Center||47|
|Delft University of Technology||65|
|VU University Amsterdam||154|
Eindhoven University of Technology