The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.
UvA global rankings in 2016
|QS World University Rankings||58th|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||63rd|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities||101-150th|
QS World University Rankings
The UvA is ranked 58th in the 2017-18 QS Rankings. The UvA and TU Delft are the only two Dutch universities in the top 100.
In the 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject Area (published in March) the UVA is ranked in the top 50 worldwide for a total of 17 subject areas. Communication and Media Studies took 2nd place in the global rankings. The UvA also scored highly for Sociology (14), Anthropology (14), Geography (16), Linguistics (17), Psychology (17) and Education (23).
See the QS Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The University of Amsterdam is ranked 63rd in the 2016-17 THE World University Rankings.
The UvA is also included in four of the eight THE top 100 sub-rankings for subject areas: Social Sciences (26), Arts and Humanities (32), Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (55) and Life Sciences (68). The UvA is the highest ranked Dutch university in the subject areas Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.
See the THE website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)
In 2015, the UvA was listed in the 101-150 group in the worldwide top 500 ARWU ranking. The UvA is also represented in four of the five field rankings: Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (38), Social Sciences (37), Natural Sciences and Mathematics (151-200), and Life and Agricultural Sciences (101-150). Additionally, the UvA is listed in the top 100 of three of subject rankings: Physics, Economics and Computer Science.
See the ARWU website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.
The UvA ranked 68th overall in the 2015 Leiden ranking. In the rankings by field, the UvA is ranked in the top 100 in four of the five fields - placing 54 th in the social sciences and humanities, for example.
See the Leiden Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.