Delft University of Technology has risen 22 places in the latest annual QS world university ranking, moving from 86th to 64th place.
However, all the other Dutch universities in the top 100 list have lost ground, with Utrecht the hardest hit, moving from 80th to 94th place. Erasmus University in Rotterdam is now out of the top 100 altogether.
Amsterdam University is the highest placed of the Dutch higher education institutions at number 55, although this is five places down on last year.
The QS organisation also ranks the 800 global universities on its list on a subject by subject basis.
TU Delft is the 19th best in the world for engineering and technology, while Amsterdam University is 32nd for life sciences and medicine.
Leiden University, now 95th in the top 100, is in 40th place for the arts and humanities, and Erasmus iis rated 40th for social sciences and management.
The QS organisation basis its ranking on six key performance indicators, including facilities, research possibilities and innovation.
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