Eight UvA subject areas in top 100 of Rankings bij Subject

University of Amsterdam

This year, there are eight subject areas at the University of Amsterdam that have made it to the top 100 in their field in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankigns by Subject 2020-2021. These subject areas are Psychology, Social Sciences, Law, Arts and Humanities, Clinical and Health, Education, Computer Science, and Business and Economics.

Earlier this year, the UvA was ranked 66th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020-2021.

High rankings for Psychology, Social Siences and Law

Psychology has risen from 12th to 14th place this year. Social Sciences also climbed up by two spots, from 23 to 21. Law is still placed 29th. Arts and Humanities has risen seven places, from 37 to 30. Clinical and Health has moved from 58 to 60. Education made a big leap, from 81 to 72. Computer Science has also climbed several spots, from 78 to 74. Business and Economics is ranked 80th, up four four spots from last year.

There are a total of 11 subject areas in the THE top-100 rankings lists. In addition to the UvA’s eight top-100 spots, we are also ranked in the 101-125 group for the subject areas Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. This is a considerable jump for Life Sciences, which was ranked in the 151-175 groups last year. Physical Sciences was ranked in the 101-125 group last year. THE publishes 11 top 100 rankings by subject. One of these, Engineering & Technology, is an area in which the UvA is not represented in terms of teaching and research.

The rankings by subject area are based on the same indicators as the overall rankings, but the weightings are adjusted according to the subject.

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