Amsterdam scores high  

According to the 2015 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the University of Amsterdam came in at 55th place overall, and was also the 15th-highest ranked university in Europe. Likewise, the QS rankings of universities’ individual faculties found that the UvA ranked 32nd in the academic discipline of Life Sciences & Medicine, and 45th in Social Sciences & Management. Other university faculties to score high included Arts & Humanities (52nd place), Engineering & Technology (111th place) and Natural Sciences (112th place).

An even more recent survey, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, saw Amsterdam jump from place 77 to 58 worldwide. The UvA rose most markedly in the categories of teaching, research and citations. There were eight Dutch universities listed in the top 100. A solid position in these rankings is important on the international stage, as many researchers and students use these rankings to measure and assess where they choose to work or study.

An internationally-oriented university

Founded in 1632, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a leading international research university located in the historic city of Amsterdam. With over 3,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment. The UvA offers more than 150 English-taught degree programmes.

Amsterdam’s universities attract a talented workforce 

Due to its excellent higher education facilities, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is an increasingly appealing spot for highly educated employees and young talent. Amsterdam enjoys the highest density of knowledge workers in the country, and more than 80% of the workforce speaks English, making Amsterdam the most Anglophone city in continental Europe.