UvA receives high score for international outlook

Congratulations are in order for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) which has been ranked the most international university in the Netherlands according to a new initiative that measures international outlook.

The Most International Universities in the World is a new ranking system by Times Higher Education which rates education providers on their suitability for international students based on several criteria. The rankings released on 1 February see the University of Amsterdam ranked 38th out of 150 universities from around the world. Utrecht University was the other Dutch university to be mentioned in the top 150, which was ranked 59th on the list. First place was awarded to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. View the complete list of rankings.

An emphasis on international diversity

The new initiative to rank universities based on international outlook came about as a result of research which indicates that diversity within student populations improves the teaching and learning experience for all students. The rankings consider the numbers of international students, staff and co-authors, and balance the data against the university’s overall ranking internationally. Times Higher Education currently place the UvA at a ranking of 63rd in the world.

Study programmes taught in English

As with many of Amsterdam’s education providers, the UvA actively works to attract talented international students and staff, with a strategy in place to increase its international appeal. The university currently offers 13 Bachelor programmes and more than 150 Master’s programmes in English, with the numbers expected to increase in the coming years.

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