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The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.

In total there are seven Dutch universities in the top 100. The UvA is the second highest ranked Dutch university this year, with only Wageningen University & Research (59th) placing higher. The top three listed institutions are University of Oxford, California Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge.

UvA’s position in THE World University Rankings
Year 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Position 62 62 59 63 58 77


The Times Higher Education Rankings are based on 13 performance indicators distributed over five categories: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). As in 2018, the UvA this year recorded its highest scores in citations and international outlook.

Foto: Eduard Lampe

In addition to the World University Rankings, Times Higher Education also publishes the Europe Teaching Rankings every year. In the most recent edition, published at the beginning of July 2019, the UvA is in 20th place.