The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.

UvA Global Rankings 2016


THE World University Rankings


QS World University Rankings


Academic Rankings of World Universities


Leiden Ranking


Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The University of Amsterdam is ranked 58th in the 2015-16 THE World University Rankings.
The UvA is also included in five of the six THE top 100 sub-rankings for the subject areas: Social Sciences (32), Arts and Humanities (30), Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (52), Physical Sciences (73) and Life Sciences (61). The UvA is the highest ranked Dutch university in the subject areas Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

QS World University Rankings
Taking 55th place in the 2015-16 QS Rankings, the UvA is the highest ranked Dutch university on the list. The UvA is also ranked among the top 50 universities for Social Sciences & Management (45) and Life Sciences & Medicine (32). 
For a total of 11 subject areas, the UvA is ranked in the top 25 worldwide for the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject Area. Communication and Media Studies took 8th place in the global rankings. The UvA also scored highly for Linguistics (22), Psychology (11), Development Studies (24), Sociology (14) and Geography (13).

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)
In 2015, the UvA was listed in the 101-150 group in the worldwide top 500 ARWU ranking. The UvA is also represented in four of the five field rankings: Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (38), Social Sciences (37), Natural Sciences and Mathematics (151-200), and Life and Agricultural Sciences (101-150). Additionally, the UvA is  listed in the top 100 of three of subject rankings: Physics, Economics and Computer Science.

Leiden Ranking
The UvA ranked 68th overall in the 2015 Leiden ranking. In the rankings by field, the UvA is ranked in the top 100 in four of the five fields - placing 54 th in the social sciences and humanities, for example.

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