QS World University Rankings 2012 ranks Linguistics the best in Europe

18 September 2012

Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam has been rated the best in continental Europe for the second year running in the newly released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012.

In the new rankings, which were published Tuesday, 10 September 2012, Linguistics at the UvA is ranked 25th globally, making it the most lauded in continental Europe and one of the world’s best. This year’s European runner-up is the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), which is ranked at 29th, followed in third place by Leiden University in 41st place.

This is the second time that Linguistics at the UvA has managed to take top honours in Europe.  In the 2011 rankings it shared the 22nd spot with Princeton University in the United States. Mirroring the current rankings, last year’s runner-up position also went to Humboldt-Universität (33).

In the QS World University Rankings 2012 by university, the University of Amsterdam is the top Dutch university for the third year in a row.  


QS World University Rankings are compiled based on academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations (20%), the ratio of staff to students (20%), the number of international academic staff (5%) and the number international students (5%).

Published by  Faculty of Humanities