Utrecht university has fallen five places to 53rd in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, a list of the world’s best research universities compiled by Jia Tong University in Shanghai.
The only other Dutch university in the top 100 is Leiden in 73rd place, down from 65th last year.
Criteria for a place on the list include the number of articles published in scientific magazines, citations by professors and research students and the number of awards.
The list is headed by Harvard university in the US.
Utrecht is also the highest placed Dutch university in the Times Education rankings, with Wageningen, Leiden and Amsterdam all in the top 100. However, Delft University is the highest placed Dutch institution in the Times Educational international reputations list.
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