Wageningen University & Research ranks number 62 in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking for 2021. Wageningen holds its position as highest-ranking Dutch university, despite dropping 3 places in the overall ranking from last year.
The Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking is considered a leading ranking and includes over 1500 universities from across the globe. The THE ranks world-renowned universities according to five categories that each carry a different weight in the total: education (30%), research (30%) citations (30%), international perspective (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). WUR increased its score from last year for citations and the university’s international perspective.
The Netherlands is represented in the top 100 by Amsterdam University (66), Leiden University (70), Erasmus University Rotterdam (72), Utrecht University (75), Delft University (78) and Groningen University (80).
Oxford University maintains its number one position, as it has done for many years, followed this year by Stanford University and Harvard University.