University of Amsterdam among top 10 institutions for computer science in Europe
A ranking of the best institutions for computer science has placed the University of Amsterdam 6th in Europe for its computer-related studies, with TU Delft also featuring in the top 20.
UvA among best institutions for computer science
The University of Amsterdam has been ranked the 6th best institution in Europe for computer science studies. The index from CSRankings measures top computer science institutions based on the number of publications by faculty that have appeared at the most selective conferences in each area of computer science. TU Delft was another top ranking institution, placing 21st in Europe.
Globally, UvA ranks among the top 50 for computer science education. At number 45, the university is in the company of renowned institutions such as University of Tokyo, Johns Hopkins University and University of California, Santa Barbara. Computer science includes the study of systems, software, programming, and the limitations of what can be computed, as well as future-oriented topics such as AI, including machine learning, algorithms and decision support techniques.
Producing tech talent
The ranking is welcome news for Amsterdam tech companies looking for talent to hit the ground running. Amsterdam's institutions are easily accessible to companies, thanks to the city's specialised knowledge hubs, dense ecosystems, and available expertise and talent creating many opportunities for collaboration.
Earlier this year, UvA strengthened its AI faculty with the appointment of its 5th professor. The institution is also focused on the research and development of responsible AI – that is technology that is verifiable, transparent and free from bias in decision-making, which ultimately helps build public trust in the technology. It has various dedicated labs, such as the AI, Media and Democracy lab, in which researchers from various Amsterdam universities and research centres examine and design responsible AI applications for society.