Ten Dutch universities, including the University of Amsterdam (UvA), are rated between places 100 and 200 in the World Universities Rankings by the Times Higher Education magazine. This puts the Netherlands in fifth place internationally. The ranking was published on 16 September. The UvA is in 165th place. The highest ranking Dutch university is Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 114th place.
American universities head the list and take places one to five. Harvard is ranked number one. This means on a country-wide basis, Great Britain is placed second, Germany third and Canada fourth.
MethodologyDifferent international rankings use differing methodologies. The Times Higher Education (THE) ranking uses a new methodology with thirteen performance indicators across five broad categories: education (30%), citations (32.5%), research (30%), ‘international mix' (5%) and funding (2.5%).
THE and QSThis year THE published its own rankings. This is different to last year when THE still collaborated with QS to produce the THE-QS World University Rankings. The QS World Rankings for 2010 were released on Wednesday, 8 September. These placed the UvA in 56th place. Last year's THE - QS World University Ranking put the UvA in 49th place.