Outstanding education and research facilities

As well as being fantastic news for the University of Amsterdam, other Dutch universities qualifying for the QS World University Rankings include Leiden University (74), Utrecht University (81), Erasmus University Rotterdam (92), the Delft University of Technology (95) and the University of Groningen (99). Dutch universities scored especially well for their research facilities. By having several universities represented on this esteemed global list, it reaffirms that the quality of education within the Netherlands is highly respected around the world.

Talented workforce

Due to its excellent higher education facilities, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is undoubtedly an appealing spot for highly educated employees and young talents. Amsterdam is home to a productive regional workforce drawing from 180 different nationalities, while a large share of the workforce (44%) has gone onto higher education. Amsterdam also enjoys the highest density of knowledge workers in the country and an increasing influx of workers from other EU countries, facilitated by the Expatcenter.

Eighty percent of the workforce speaks English, making Amsterdam the largest anglophone city in continental Europe. Ninety percent of the workforce speaks two or more languages. According to the World Talent Index, the Netherlands ranks fourth in the world for attracting and developing talent, surpassing every other country from the European continent.