The British University of Oxford is the best-ranked university in the world for the seventh year in a row. The Netherlands is represented in the top 100 list annually with seven universities, and it is remarkable that Asia comes first on the list with more universities than Europe.
The highest-ranked Dutch university is Wageningen University & Research for the fourth year in a row. The school slipped from 53rd to 59th in the world university rankings. Immediately behind it is the University of Amsterdam. The universities of Utrecht (66th place), Delft (70), Groningen (75), Leiden (77) and Rotterdam (80) are also among the top 100.
With the exception of Wageningen, Groningen and Rotterdam, all Dutch universities have risen in a few places in the top 100. VU University in Amsterdam, Radboud University in Nijmegen and University of Maastricht are in the top 150. Eindhoven, Tilburg and Twente are not among the top 200 universities.
In addition to Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge and Stanford topping the list. The top looks pretty much the same as in previous years.
A total of 1799 universities surveyed, Asia is advancing
The shift can be seen at the bottom of the list. For example, Asia has more universities on the list than Europe for the first time: 669 compared to 639. In the top 20, there are three universities from Asia and one from mainland Europe. British magazine Times Higher Educationwho compiles the list, talks about “a significant shift in the balance of power in the knowledge economy”.
Europe has, according to the magazine, “an extraordinarily rich and diverse heritage of franchise, but it can’t sit back. You have to run really fast to stand in the rankings. If you lose ground, there is a danger of a vicious cycle, eventually losing access to talent and cooperation ” .
ranking Times Higher Education One of the most important global lists for university performance evaluation. For the most recent list, 1,799 different universities in 104 countries and territories were evaluated. This includes education, research, knowledge transfer and international positioning.
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