University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Discover Amsterdam's top research university, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and its world university and subject rankings.

University of Amsterdam UvA science park, Netherlands
University of Amsterdam UvA science park, Netherlands [Source: UvA / Facebook]

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.

University of Amsterdam UvA science park, Netherlands
University of Amsterdam UvA science park, Netherlands [Source: UvA / Facebook]

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.

Diverse disciplines

With its broad range of academic disciplines, UvA offers a comprehensive learning environment.

  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Economics and Business
  • Science
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry

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 [14131]682023EduRank
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities101-1502022ShanghaiRanking
THE World University Rankings602023Times Higher Education
Best Global Universities392023U.S. News Ranking
QS World University Rankings582023QS Top Universities

Subject Rankings

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 Sciences140
Computer Science167
Environmental Science5167
Art & Design148

GRAS Subject Ranking 2022

Top 8 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the UvA published by ShanghaiRanking

SubjectGRAS Rank
Political Sciences17
Dentistry & Oral Sciences28
Public Administration29
Clinical Medicine35

QS Subject Ranking [2022]

Top 5 subjects ranking of UvA published by QS

Communication and Media Studies1

THE Subject Ranking [2023]

World University Ranking for the Academic Subjects by the University of Amsterdam published by Times Higher Education

SubjectTHE Rank
Arts & humanities28
Clinical, pre-clinical & health52
Life Sciences101-125
Physical Sciences86
Social Sciences16
Business & Economics83
Computer Science61

U.S.News Subject Ranking [2023]

Top Subject Ranking published by U.S. News

Economics and Business56
Arts and Humanities10
Social sciences and public health24
Education and Educational Research41
Clinical medicine40
Artificial intelligence80
Neuroscience and behavior50
Space science47