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Dutch universities score well in Leiden 2017 rankings

Rankings 29 May, 14:17

Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has recently published its ranking of the top 900 universities in the world. These rankings assessed the scientific impact of universities by identifying how often they were cited in articles and reviews during recent years.

The University of Amsterdam (UvA)Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has recently published its ranking of the top 900 universities in the world. These rankings assessed the scientific impact of universities by identifying how often they were cited in articles and reviews during recent years.

The Netherlands was represented by 13 research universities. Eight of them scored within the first 200 results, while 3 of them made the top 100.

Overall rankings

Utrecht University was ranked 59th, becoming the best research university in Holland. This university also became 37th worldwide in the field of Biomedical and Health Sciences, proving themselves as the best Dutch university in this category.

The top Dutch university in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, the University of Amsterdam, became 74th worldwide and took 2nd place nationally. The University of Groningen was placed 89th worldwide and 3rd in the Netherlands and 37th in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The other Dutch universities in the top 200 were Erasmus University Rotterdam (102th place), VU University Amsterdam (103th), Radboud University (109th), Leiden University (122nd), and Wageningen University and Research Centre (183).

Harvard University was ranked first overall, followed by the universities of Toronto and Zhejiang.

Rankings by fields of sciences

CWTS also publishes rankings of universities in various fields of sciences. This feature is meant to help prospective students choose the best university in the area they are most interested in. The list of these fields and the best Dutch universities in them according to the Leiden rankings are as follows:

  • Biomedical and health sciences: Utrecht University (37th in the world in this category), Erasmus University Rotterdam (40th), the University of Amsterdam (44th).
  • Life and earth sciences: Wageningen University (3rd), Utrecht University (60th), TU Delft (178th).
  • Mathematics and computer science: TU Delft (66th), TU Eindhoven (95th), the University of Twente (278th).
  • Natural sciences and engineering: TU Delft (84th), TU Eindhoven (124th), the University of Twente (225th).
  • Social sciences and humanities: The University of Amsterdam (8th), Utrecht University (28th), VU University Amsterdam (32nd).

See the complete list of overall ranking positions for Dutch universities in the CWTS Leiden Rankings for 2017 and rankings by fields of science on the University Rankings page.

Source: leidenranking.com

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