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Dutch Universities in Top World University Rankings

Dutch universities are again scoring high on the latest ranking of world’s top universities. Thirteen Dutch universities are among the top 200 globally, according to the latest Times Higher Education ranking.

After the United States and the United Kingdom, the Netherlands is the best represented country in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Last year, seven Dutch universities were in the top 100, this year there are eight.

The thirteen Dutch universities rank all in the top 250. Worldwide there are more than 30,000 universities. Leiden University is the highest placed Dutch university on 67th place followed by Delft University (69th), Erasmus University Rotterdam (73), Utrecht University (74), Wageningen University (77), University of Amsterdam (83), University of Groningen (98), Eindhoven University (106), Radboud University Nijmegen (131), VU University Amsterdam (144), University of Twente (170). New in the top 100 is Maastricht University (98).

The global top-ten was dominated by American and British universities, with the California Institute of Technology retaining the top spot, while Harvard shared second place with Oxford University in the UK.

Next on the list were Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton University, with University of Cambridge coming in at number seven. The University of California-Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and Imperial College London rounded out the top ten.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings employs 13 separate performance indicators, making them the ONLY world rankings to examine all the core missions of the modern global university – research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity.