World university rankings
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017, VU was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.
The ranking is a list of the best universities globally and is the only international performance ranking to evaluate universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In 2015, VU also moved up more than 100 places in the QS World University Rankings. We’re now placed in the top 4% of universities worldwide. QS also rated VU as a ‘high’ research intensity university (relative to size).
QS rankings are determined using the results of global surveys. These include surveys of employers and academics, each the largest surveys of their kind.