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Dutch research universities in the world rankings

Shanghai rating


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 2017 year 12 of 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
Utrecht University 1 47
Groningen University 2 59
Erasmus University 3 73
Leiden University 4 88
Radboud University 5-8 101-150
Amsterdam University 5-8 101-150
Wageningen University 5-8 101-150
VU Amsterdam University 5-8 101-150
TU Delft University 9 151-200
Maastricht University 10 201-300
TU Eindhoven University 11-12 301-400
Twente University 11-12 301-400


QS Top Universities Rating

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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 (2017/2018 year)
TU Delft University 54
Amsterdam University  58
TU Eindhoven University 104
Leiden University 109
Utrecht University 109
Groningen University 113
Wageningen University 124
Erasmus University 147
Twente University 179
Maastricht University 200


Times Higher Education Rating
The English newspaper Times makes this research since 2010 together with Thomson Reuters. The following factors influence the positions of the universities: teaching( the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), industry income(innovation), international outlook(staff, students and research). The results of 2019 ranking are:
University Position (in the world)
Delft University of Technology/TU Delft 58
Wageningen University&Research 59
University of Amsterdam 62
Leiden University 68
Utrecht University 68
Erasmus University 70
Utrecht University 74
University of Groningen 79
Radboud University 123
Maastricht University 128

VU University Amsterdam

Eidnhoven University of Technology/TU Eindhoven 167
University of Twente 184
Tilburg University 201-250