Universities in Netherlands
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Netherlands
42 out of 56
  • Universities in Netherlands
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Netherlands
  • (18 institution and 6 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Netherlands
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Netherlands

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Netherlands
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 20 universities from Netherlands appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Sociology) updated with University of Amsterdam ranked highest among 195 listed universities in Netherlands.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Publication of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. Utrecht University with highest ranking among universities in Netherlands ranked #127.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: Publication of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Delft University of Technology with highest ranking among universities in Netherlands ranked #12.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Netherlands

Environment / Ecology
#1 
Wageningen University
Agriculture & Forestry
#1 
Wageningen University
Communication & Media Studies
#1 
University of Amsterdam
Environmental Engineering
#2 
Wageningen University
Classics & Ancient History
#4 
Leiden University
Dentistry
#10 
VU University Amsterdam
Art & Design
#11 
Delft University of Technology
Linguistics
#20 
University of Amsterdam
Library & Information Management
#28 
University of Amsterdam
Statistics
#151 
University of Groningen

Rankings of universities in Netherlands 2021

#1

Delft University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (815 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #78 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #57 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #135 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Amsterdam

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (754 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #66 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #61 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #57 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Utrecht University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (622 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #75 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #121 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #55 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (505 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #72 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #197 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #96 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Leiden University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (185 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #70 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #128 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #88 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

University of Groningen

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (254 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #80 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #128 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #89 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Wageningen University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (320 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #62 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #115 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #146 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

VU University Amsterdam

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (518 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #116 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #236 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #99 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Maastricht University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (436 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #121 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #234 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Radboud University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (401 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #136 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #214 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #252 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Eindhoven University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #187 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #120 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #216 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

University of Twente

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (492 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #197 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #267 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Tilburg University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (337 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #368 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Open University of the Netherlands

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #536 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #3383 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1964 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#15

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

  • #18 
  • #565 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #3662 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #439 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#16

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #513 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #462 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #1935 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Tinbergen Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (346 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #3548 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Professional Education

  • #19 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #463 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1743 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (75 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #601 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #529 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #2303 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

AVANS University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (174 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #3161 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #358 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #6891 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

IHE Delft Institut for Water Education

  • #14 
  • #1796 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#22

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (90 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #4110 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #433 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #5399 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (81 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #4200 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #502 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #9414 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Hotelschool The Hague

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  • #4 
  • #108 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #6831 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Viaa University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (83 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #110 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#26

HAS University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #163 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #40 
  • #10505 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Driestar Christian University of Teacher Education

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (44 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #197 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#28

Manrix Academy

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #325 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#29

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #381 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #5826 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #407 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #3467 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Amsterdam School of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #411 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #6855 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#32

Saxion University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #433 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #3087 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#33

Hogeschool Leiden, University of Professional Education

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #460 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #4852 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (320 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #440 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #11091 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (133 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #489 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #5235 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#36

ArtEZ Institute for the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (242 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #516 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #7116 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#37

The Hague University

  • #36 
  • #535 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #3822 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#38

INHolland University of Applied Sciences

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  • #37 
  • #540 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #4076 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#39

Design Academy Eindhoven

  • #35 
  • #7222 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#40

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (230 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #7702 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#41

Codarts University of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (125 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #8940 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#42

TIAS School for Business and Society

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #9128 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#43

Islamic University of Rotterdam

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (33 reviews)

#44

Iselinge University of Professional Teacher Education

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
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#46

Leiden, Webster University


#47

Amsterdam Fashion Institute

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#48

Royal Academy of Art The Hague


#49

Royal Conservatoire, The Hague


#50

University of Humanistic Studies


#51

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences


#52

Amsterdam University College


#53

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences


#54

Utrecht School of the Arts


#55

Tio University of Applied Sciences


#56

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences


Netherlands Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +31

  • Largest cities in Netherlands:
  • 1. Amsterdam: 740,000
  • 2. Rotterdam: 600,000
  • 3. The Hague: 475,000
  • 4. Utrecht: 290,000
  • 5. Eindhoven: 210,000

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FAQ

Delft University of Technology ranks #1 in Netherlands in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Netherlands Erasmus University Rotterdam is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 36 rankings where Erasmus University Rotterdam is listed.

Wageningen University is ranked best in Netherlands for Natural Sciences (Environment / Ecology). See all rankings for the Wageningen University.

Wageningen University is ranked best in Netherlands for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Wageningen University.

University of Amsterdam is ranked best in Netherlands for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Amsterdam.

Wageningen University is ranked best in Netherlands for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the Wageningen University.

Leiden University is ranked best in Netherlands for Social Studies & Humanities (Classics & Ancient History). See all rankings for the Leiden University.

VU University Amsterdam is ranked best in Netherlands for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the VU University Amsterdam.

Delft University of Technology is ranked best in Netherlands for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Delft University of Technology.

University of Amsterdam is ranked best in Netherlands for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Amsterdam.

University of Amsterdam is ranked best in Netherlands for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the University of Amsterdam.

University of Groningen is ranked best in Netherlands for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the University of Groningen.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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