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TU Delft highest-rated Dutch university in Times Reputation Rankings

In the new Times Higher Education magazine World Reputation Rankings, Dutch university TU Delft has secured a shared 51-60th position, exactly the same as last year. This makes it the highest-scoring Dutch university.

The list is based on the reputation of the teaching and research at universities among academics worldwide. Thousands of academics complete written surveys as part of the polling process. They are asked to indicate which universities they rate the best in their own specialist area.

Dutch universities are well represented in the list, with as many as five in the Top 100. The universities of Leiden, Amsterdam (UvA), Utrecht and Wageningen all feature in the Top 100. Once again, Harvard University is at the top of the list.

TU Delft President Dirk Jan van den Berg is proud of the high score, but also had no hesitation in putting it into context. ‘The score we have achieved in the ranking is a compliment to the researchers and students who achieve and build upon our reputation. But it is important to realise that there are several rankings, all compiled in various different ways. The good news is that Dutch universities perform well in all of the different rankings.’

In the international ranking of the best universities that focuses primarily on the scientific impact of publications (the Times Higher Education World University Rankings), TU Delft is ranked 77th worldwide.