Discover Amsterdam's top research university, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and its world university and subject rankings.
Discover the University of Amsterdam (UvA), a renowned public research university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a rich history dating back to 1632, the UvA offers a wide range of academic programs across various disciplines.
Explore its exceptional reputation, commitment to innovation, and the unique learning experience it provides.
A Legacy of Excellence
The UvA is one of the largest research universities in Europe, known for its pioneering approach to education and research. It has produced six Nobel Laureates and has seen five prime ministers of the Netherlands emerge from its halls.
As an innovative and independent institution, the UvA is committed to shaping a sustainable and prosperous future. Interdisciplinary research, collaboration and innovation are at the core of its scientific endeavors, making it one of the best international universities.
More than knowledge
At UvA, students are equipped not only with knowledge, but also with the skills necessary to navigate a dynamic world. The college fosters an open and curious attitude and encourages students to ask questions, participate in discussions, and take different perspectives.
With its broad range of academic disciplines, UvA offers a comprehensive learning environment.
- Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Economics and Business
Its faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates collaborate at various locations in Amsterdam.
A vision for the future
The UvA has recognized the transformative power of digitization in research and teaching. To stay ahead, it is investing in new disciplines, interdisciplinary collaboration and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
This leads to closer collaboration between disciplines – supported by our strength in artificial intelligence, data science, and complexity – and a smart combination of face-to-face and online instruction that allows for more interaction and a more immersive learning experience.
World University Rankings of University of Amsterdam
The world university rankings published by EduRank, QS, THE, Shanghai and US News
|EduRank best universities ||68||2023||EduRank|
|ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities||101-150||2022||ShanghaiRanking|
|THE World University Rankings||60||2023||Times Higher Education|
|Best Global Universities||39||2023||U.S. News Ranking|
|QS World University Rankings||58||2023||QS Top Universities|
EduRank Rankings 2023
In 2023, Amsterdam University ranked #1 in the Netherlands, #69 globally, and in the top 100 in 135 research topics.
|Liberal Arts & Social Sciences||1||40|
|Art & Design||1||48|
GRAS Subject Ranking 2022
Top 8 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the UvA published by ShanghaiRanking
|Dentistry & Oral Sciences||28|
QS Subject Ranking 
Top 5 subjects ranking of UvA published by QS
|Communication and Media Studies||1|
THE Subject Ranking 
World University Ranking for the Academic Subjects by the University of Amsterdam published by Times Higher Education
|Arts & humanities||28|
|Clinical, pre-clinical & health||52|
|Business & Economics||83|
U.S.News Subject Ranking 
Top Subject Ranking published by U.S. News
|Economics and Business||56|
|Arts and Humanities||10|
|Social sciences and public health||24|
|Education and Educational Research||41|
|Neuroscience and behavior||50|