Yet another university ranking: this time with six Dutch entries

The latest in a string of university rankings puts six Dutch universities in the top 100 – this time the list was compiled by British organisation QS.

Amsterdam is in 58th place in the QS World University Rankings, followed by Leiden (down one at 74), Utrecht (81), Erasmus (92), Delft (95) and Groningen (97).

Tilburg and Twente are the only two of the Netherlands’ 13 universities not to make the top 200, which is led by MIT and Harvard in the US.

The British organisation’s rankings are based on the opinions of students and academic staff, the number of citations and their international profile.

Something for everyone

Other university rankings give a different picture of Dutch educational institutions. Utrecht tops the Dutch entries in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, a list of the world’s best research universities compiled by Jia Tong University in Shanghai.

Meanwhile, Delft University of Technology leads the Dutch pack in the Times Higher Education university reputation rankings.

Maastricht University is in sixth place in the Times Ed group’s latest ranking of universities which are less than 50 years old, and Leiden is highest rated in the Times Ed’s overall university rankings.

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