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Five Dutch Universities make global top 10

Five Dutch Universities achieved a placement in the global top 10 of the new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 released 29th april on TopUniversities.com. “The Dutch higher education system confirms its strong global competitiveness in these new rankings with five different universities achieving a Top 10 placement in at least one subject,” says Ben Sowter, QS head of research.

Delft University of Technology leads with its exceptional performance in Engineering – Civil & Structural (2) and Architecture / Built Environment (3). TU Delft makes the Top 15 in Environmental Sciences (14) Engineering – Chemical (14) and the Top 20 in Engineering – Mechanical (17). The next best performer is Wageningen University, third globally in Agriculture & Forestry and 7th in Environmental Sciences and placing 16th in Veterinary Science, the subject in which Utrecht University also shines, with a stellar fifth position. Utrecht also makes the Top 15 in Geography (14) and Earth & Marine Sciences (15). The University of Amsterdam is eight in the world for Communication & Media Studies and makes Top 15 in Psychology (11) Geography (13) and Sociology (14) while Leiden University top performance is in Pharmacy (9) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (17) makes the Top 20 in Business & Management. Noteworthy the Top 20 placement of Design Academy Eindhoven (19) in Art & Design.

The Dutch universities featuring outside the Top 20 are Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), Tilburg University, University of Groningen, University of Twente and  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam . 15 Dutch universities appear in these rankings. Out of these, 13 institutions rank within the Top 50 for at least one subject.

 

SUBJECT 2015 2014 INSTITUTION
Engineering – Civil & Structural 2 14 Delft University of Technology
Architecture / Built Environment 3 Delft University of Technology
Agriculture & Forestry 3 2 Wageningen University
Veterinary Science 5 Utrecht University
Environmental Sciences 7 8 Wageningen University
Communication & Media Studies 8 10 University of Amsterdam
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 9 20 Leiden University
Psychology 11 16 University of Amsterdam
Geography 12 18 Utrecht University
Geography 13 17 University of Amsterdam
Sociology 14 18 University of Amsterdam
Environmental Sciences 14 19 Delft University of Technology
Engineering – Chemical 14 8 Delft University of Technology
Earth & Marine Sciences 15 33 Utrecht University
Veterinary Science 16 Wageningen University
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 17 19 Delft University of Technology
Business & Management Studies 17 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Art & Design 19 Design Academy Eindhoven
Linguistics 22 25 University of Amsterdam
Politics & International Studies 23 34 Leiden University
Law 23 23 Leiden University
Development Studies 24 University of Amsterdam
History 26 41 Utrecht University
Development Studies 26 Wageningen University
Architecture / Built Environment 28 Eindhoven University of Technology
Linguistics 29 26 Leiden University
History 29 28 Leiden University
Politics & International Studies 31 44 University of Amsterdam
Medicine 33 27 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Earth & Marine Sciences 33 51-100 Delft University of Technology
Dentistry 33 Radboud University Nijmegen
Statistics & Operational Research 35 51-100 Eindhoven University of Technology
Materials Science 37 40 Delft University of Technology
Economics & Econometrics 37 50 Tilburg University
Psychology 39 51-100 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Art & Design 39 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)
Sociology 40 27 Utrecht University
Economics & Econometrics 40 38 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Economics & Econometrics 41 51-100 University of Amsterdam
Accounting & Finance 41 37 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Modern Languages 43 43 University of Amsterdam
Chemistry 45 51-100 Delft University of Technology
Medicine 46 44 University of Amsterdam
Linguistics 46 41 Radboud University Nijmegen
Psychology 48 51-100 Erasmus University Rotterdam
English Language & Literature 48 51-100 University of Amsterdam
Psychology 50 51-100 Radboud University Nijmegen
Medicine 50 36 Leiden University
Law 50 48 Utrecht University
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic 50 37 Delft University of Technology
Education 50 51-100 University of Twente

 

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on the expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations (Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database).

 

2017-01-10T16:46:15+00:00

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