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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

QS World University Rankings 64th
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 62nd
Academic Ranking of World Universities 101-150th
Leiden Ranking 74th

QS World University Rankings

The UvA is ranked 64th in the 2019-2020 QS Rankings. The UvA is one of two Dutch universities in the top 100. 

In the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject (published in February) the UvA is ranked in the top 100 worldwide in 29 of the 48 subject areas defined by QS. In the area of Communication & Media Studies the UvA is ranked best in the world for the second year in a row. Another top-ranked subject is Dentistry (a joint UvA-VU programme), which is ranked second globally.

The 2019 rankings by subject also include top-20 positions for the UvA in Sociology, Linguistics, Psychology, Anthropology, Geography, and Library & Information Management. You can find a more comprehensive overview of the UvA's 2019 rankings by subject here.

See the QS Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

QS World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 THE World University Ranking. There are seven Dutch universities in the top 100 of the THE Rankings and this year the UvA is the second highest, after Wageningen University & Research in 59th place.

In the 2019 THE top 100 sub-rankings for subject areas, the UvA has the following poitions: 21st for Social Sciences, 36th for Arts and Humanities, 55th for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, 82nd for Business & Economics, 73rd for Computer Science, 31st for Law, 87th for Education and 20th for Psychology.

THE also publishes specific rankings for teaching. In the 2019 Europe Teaching Rankings, the UvA is in 20th place.

See the THE website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

THE World University Rankings

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)

As in previous years, the UvA is listed in the 101-150 group in the 2018 worldwide top-500 ARWU ranking.

See the ARWU website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

In Shanghai Ranking's 2019 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the UvA is ranked 1st for Communication.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)

Leiden Ranking

The UvA is ranked 74th overall in the 2017 Leiden ranking. In the rankings by field, the UvA is ranked in the top 100 in two fields: Social Sciences and Humanities (8th) and Biomedical and Health Sciences (44th).

See the Leiden Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

Leiden Ranking