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The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st in the Netherlands, 76th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 137 research topics. The University of Amsterdam ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 137,020 academic publications and 4,754,197 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 491 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#76 of 14,131 In the World
#11 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 58 In the Netherlands
#1 of 6 In Amsterdam
#1 of 1,001 For Broadcast Journalism
#2 of 1,043 For Radio and Television broadcasting
#11 of 1,202 For Media Studies
#152 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#111 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 134 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Biology in the Netherlands and 72nd in the World with 82,614 publications made and 3,305,535 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Paleontology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#1 of 37 In the Netherlands
#12 of 1,428 In Europe
#72 of 6,663 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 959 11026
1991 977 12034
1992 1062 13776
1993 1067 14608
1994 1117 16054
1995 1250 18016
1996 1209 19412
1997 1286 21480
1998 1205 24932
1999 1199 27654
2000 1191 30778
2001 1240 33661
2002 1197 36870
2003 1295 40790
2004 1380 44436
2005 1399 50958
2006 1678 57229
2007 1667 63851
2008 1896 70032
2009 2092 77358
2010 2396 86459
2011 2274 95626
2012 2541 111102
2013 2754 124096
2014 2851 136492
2015 2941 147466
2016 3117 154514
2017 3389 171468
2018 3503 175186
2019 4300 201556
2020 4465 242023
2021 5727 323259
2022 4683 314489

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Immunology 1 7 44
Virology 1 9 49
Neuroscience 1 9 59
Microbiology 2 14 61
Molecular Biology 1 9 62
Toxicology 4 18 70
Genetics 1 16 76
Biochemistry 1 16 84
Paleontology 4 21 90
Botany 3 22 96
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 2 26 99
Pharmacology 3 23 99
Oncology and Cancer research 1 22 103
Astrobiology 2 32 103
Biophysics 3 34 118
Evolutionary Biology 2 29 119
Zoology 5 35 125
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 38 126
Biotechnology 5 37 134
Entomology 3 47 135
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 4 47 163
Horticulture 4 48 174
Forestry 3 72 237
Agricultural Science 7 83 253
Nutrition and Food Science 7 147 422
Animal Science 7 138 433
Nanotechnology 8 149 467

Medicine rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Medicine in the Netherlands and 61st in the World with 74,938 publications made and 2,897,978 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Immunology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

Medicine ranking Location
#1 of 38 In the Netherlands
#11 of 1,401 In Europe
#61 of 6,552 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 810 7879
1991 813 8823
1992 832 10136
1993 860 10571
1994 926 12091
1995 1064 13648
1996 1077 15418
1997 1068 17004
1998 1050 19866
1999 955 22320
2000 945 25099
2001 979 27174
2002 934 29898
2003 984 32685
2004 1123 36213
2005 1152 41633
2006 1375 47177
2007 1451 52675
2008 1698 58401
2009 1925 65064
2010 2201 73808
2011 2146 82005
2012 2475 96480
2013 2728 109390
2014 2746 121956
2015 2878 133627
2016 3017 139748
2017 3282 156634
2018 3416 158184
2019 4295 182826
2020 4539 225297
2021 5751 305094
2022 4828 304724

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Medicine.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the Netherlands and 53rd in the World with 59,950 publications made and 1,896,573 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Philosophy, Law, Sociology, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#1 of 40 In the Netherlands
#8 of 1,488 In Europe
#53 of 6,939 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 414 3078
1991 464 3277
1992 498 3935
1993 489 4103
1994 552 4792
1995 637 5240
1996 637 6306
1997 698 6728
1998 686 7819
1999 638 8831
2000 676 10451
2001 715 12077
2002 774 14106
2003 871 16687
2004 1006 19610
2005 1068 22836
2006 1183 26948
2007 1326 31944
2008 1561 36911
2009 1763 43136
2010 1842 48502
2011 1986 55651
2012 2114 65670
2013 2285 74306
2014 2461 83718
2015 2581 90401
2016 2715 93874
2017 2873 103311
2018 2983 109030
2019 3440 130650
2020 3807 157347
2021 4756 212329
2022 3971 198652

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Chemistry rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 2nd for Chemistry in the Netherlands and 103rd in the World with 58,322 publications made and 2,369,452 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#2 of 36 In the Netherlands
#19 of 1,389 In Europe
#103 of 6,327 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 869 10351
1991 832 10979
1992 918 12368
1993 921 13248
1994 936 14323
1995 1023 15879
1996 1077 16807
1997 1101 18209
1998 1015 21235
1999 979 22938
2000 985 24946
2001 1038 27111
2002 971 28768
2003 1044 31764
2004 1067 34155
2005 1042 39103
2006 1173 42759
2007 1194 47034
2008 1262 50972
2009 1392 55365
2010 1864 61902
2011 1446 66955
2012 1621 76623
2013 1752 85164
2014 1767 92435
2015 1806 99702
2016 1938 104996
2017 2084 114567
2018 2099 116783
2019 2503 132922
2020 2571 155759
2021 3324 207060
2022 2686 203053

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Biochemistry 1 16 84
Pharmacy 1 39 87
Environmental Chemistry 4 33 122
Organic Chemistry 4 33 130
Biochemical Engineering 9 57 132
Inorganic Chemistry 4 32 138
Computational Chemistry 7 65 166
Materials Science 6 56 223
Physical chemistry 8 57 235
Petrology and Geochemistry 5 110 308
Radiochemistry 5 74 321
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 141 372
Chemical Engineering 9 115 421
Nutrition and Food Science 7 147 422
Nanotechnology 8 149 467

Computer Science rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 2nd for Computer Science in the Netherlands and 79th in the World with 52,616 publications made and 1,957,175 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#2 of 37 In the Netherlands
#12 of 1,444 In Europe
#79 of 6,597 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 478 4007
1991 440 4356
1992 518 5315
1993 513 5516
1994 540 6082
1995 597 6856
1996 619 7812
1997 653 8309
1998 639 9747
1999 616 10613
2000 615 11992
2001 696 14050
2002 700 15998
2003 790 18588
2004 866 20842
2005 973 24903
2006 1099 28796
2007 1183 33659
2008 1288 37896
2009 1452 43188
2010 1614 49330
2011 1671 56296
2012 1756 66224
2013 1987 75646
2014 2082 85307
2015 2089 92586
2016 2228 97908
2017 2536 107659
2018 2589 114125
2019 3028 133866
2020 3237 162625
2021 4071 214326
2022 3369 198702

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Computer Science.

Physics rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 4th for Physics in the Netherlands and 139th in the World with 46,850 publications made and 1,672,958 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Physics ranking Location
#4 of 36 In the Netherlands
#35 of 1,434 In Europe
#139 of 6,484 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 640 6321
1991 617 6565
1992 636 7295
1993 667 7726
1994 654 8186
1995 697 8930
1996 758 9752
1997 780 10354
1998 758 12137
1999 756 12899
2000 747 14009
2001 803 15954
2002 794 17135
2003 821 19541
2004 910 21085
2005 878 24930
2006 960 27562
2007 960 31177
2008 1003 33966
2009 1144 38273
2010 1529 42141
2011 1225 45572
2012 1295 52713
2013 1460 60059
2014 1482 65036
2015 1529 70969
2016 1652 74752
2017 1875 80513
2018 1896 85233
2019 2182 96237
2020 2237 116605
2021 2807 150971
2022 2175 137678

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Medical Physics 1 6 40
Astrophysics and Astronomy 2 14 63
Theoretical Physics 2 27 74
Astrobiology 2 32 103
Biophysics 3 34 118
Acoustical Engineering 2 25 127
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 58 135
Quantum and Particle physics 4 35 137
Optical Engineering 4 35 143
Condensed Matter Physics 6 48 150
Nuclear Physics 6 71 171
Materials Science 6 56 223
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 104 314
Nanotechnology 8 149 467

Engineering rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 5th for Engineering in the Netherlands and 161st in the World with 46,079 publications made and 1,562,135 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#5 of 36 In the Netherlands
#40 of 1,442 In Europe
#161 of 6,555 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 618 5676
1991 597 6026
1992 623 6814
1993 614 7357
1994 659 7802
1995 695 8418
1996 764 9401
1997 760 9716
1998 730 11543
1999 687 12055
2000 720 13346
2001 738 14670
2002 756 16219
2003 767 18239
2004 852 20135
2005 858 24080
2006 954 26819
2007 951 30652
2008 1075 34018
2009 1212 38139
2010 1515 42651
2011 1270 46992
2012 1305 53529
2013 1470 61258
2014 1534 66490
2015 1544 71468
2016 1671 75279
2017 1867 82207
2018 1877 86113
2019 2210 99249
2020 2299 119398
2021 2887 156784
2022 2299 143718

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Systems Engineering 4 22 80
Human-Computer Interaction 4 30 87
Architecture 4 29 88
Biomedical Engineering 5 29 120
Aviation 3 41 124
Acoustical Engineering 2 25 127
Biochemical Engineering 9 57 132
Biotechnology 5 37 134
Transportation Engineering 5 43 140
Optical Engineering 4 35 143
Civil Engineering 5 38 156
Mechanical Engineering 6 46 172
Computer Networking 4 43 183
Aerospace Engineering 6 56 191
Metallurgical Engineering 5 44 196
Operations Research 6 66 205
Engineering Management 4 70 220
Materials Science 6 56 223
Petroleum Engineering 6 55 242
Environmental Engineering 6 67 244
Industrial Engineering 7 95 268
Telecommunications 4 70 272
Geotechnical Engineering 5 68 275
Electronic Engineering 4 77 286
Architectural Engineering 8 106 297
Electrical Engineering 6 87 305
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 104 314
Structural Engineering 5 99 326
Remote Sensing 6 112 338
Robotics 5 106 338
Reliability and Quality Engineering 5 108 359
Firefighting and Fire Science 4 101 365
Automation and Control engineering 5 112 369
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 141 372
Renewable Energy Engineering 7 120 373
Construction Management 8 137 390
Computer Engineering 6 124 404
Product and Industrial Design 12 169 416
Chemical Engineering 9 115 421
Automotive Engineering 7 127 422
Nuclear Engineering 5 144 464
Nanotechnology 8 149 467
Technical Drawing 7 186 546
Marine Engineering 9 200 615
Agricultural Engineering 9 226 828
Landscape Architecture 11 340 893

Psychology rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Psychology in the Netherlands and 44th in the World with 42,256 publications made and 1,703,351 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#1 of 39 In the Netherlands
#6 of 1,390 In Europe
#44 of 6,353 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 370 3234
1991 356 3540
1992 388 4314
1993 391 4309
1994 404 4950
1995 465 5665
1996 506 6503
1997 506 7051
1998 509 8140
1999 496 9178
2000 479 10225
2001 528 11769
2002 545 13222
2003 583 15373
2004 682 16983
2005 695 20564
2006 757 23671
2007 875 28027
2008 964 31412
2009 1156 36362
2010 1209 40654
2011 1333 47264
2012 1500 56028
2013 1623 63938
2014 1751 73332
2015 1768 79956
2016 1869 83793
2017 2086 93501
2018 2124 95594
2019 2557 112212
2020 2667 136423
2021 3509 180923
2022 2870 176799

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 3 15
Sexology 1 1 28
Clinical Psychology 1 5 30
Social Psychology 2 5 33
Cognitive Science 1 4 33
Child Psychology 1 5 40
Psychiatry 1 6 44
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 3 5 56
Special Education 5 14 58
Neuroscience 1 9 59
Occupational Therapy 3 13 67
Education Majors 3 17 91
Social Work 1 67 205

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 4th for Environmental Science in the Netherlands and 110th in the World with 41,699 publications made and 1,400,816 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#4 of 39 In the Netherlands
#27 of 1,449 In Europe
#110 of 6,683 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 429 4466
1991 447 4626
1992 474 5318
1993 462 5492
1994 503 6099
1995 566 6483
1996 542 7090
1997 588 7598
1998 570 8732
1999 554 9411
2000 581 10834
2001 601 11946
2002 636 13174
2003 680 15216
2004 704 16765
2005 806 19677
2006 900 22935
2007 935 26335
2008 1026 29576
2009 1123 33801
2010 1253 37741
2011 1170 41769
2012 1270 49533
2013 1425 56410
2014 1486 60969
2015 1560 66507
2016 1732 69539
2017 1730 75785
2018 1827 80374
2019 2127 94920
2020 2268 112577
2021 2873 150205
2022 2400 140835

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Environmental Science.

Mathematics rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Mathematics in the Netherlands and 69th in the World with 27,535 publications made and 959,663 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#1 of 35 In the Netherlands
#11 of 1,363 In Europe
#69 of 6,132 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 178 1113
1991 181 1315
1992 201 1430
1993 192 1565
1994 224 1810
1995 280 2050
1996 254 2505
1997 300 2751
1998 307 3135
1999 295 3636
2000 318 4289
2001 378 4898
2002 380 5703
2003 407 6919
2004 491 8231
2005 498 9784
2006 585 11428
2007 614 13454
2008 700 15592
2009 723 18183
2010 799 20909
2011 842 23749
2012 944 28007
2013 1086 32268
2014 1172 36603
2015 1187 40788
2016 1326 42979
2017 1296 47133
2018 1360 49683
2019 1718 60202
2020 1745 70863
2021 2442 102446
2022 1995 102150

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 5 36
Actuarial Science 3 8 45
Statistics 1 9 62
Math Teachers 3 16 103
Applied Mathematics 5 75 203
Operations Research 6 66 205
Blockchain and Cryptography 5 90 286

Business rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 2nd for Business in the Netherlands and 59th in the World with 20,206 publications made and 629,926 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#2 of 36 In the Netherlands
#10 of 1,390 In Europe
#59 of 6,002 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 107 729
1991 134 823
1992 156 982
1993 120 898
1994 171 1135
1995 175 1282
1996 184 1611
1997 231 1678
1998 226 1931
1999 228 2321
2000 235 2554
2001 295 3222
2002 312 3983
2003 346 4751
2004 426 5907
2005 437 6971
2006 482 8431
2007 497 10003
2008 605 11969
2009 675 14598
2010 687 16587
2011 759 19003
2012 723 21929
2013 809 25481
2014 858 28513
2015 876 30354
2016 924 31078
2017 1008 33884
2018 996 35059
2019 1113 42273
2020 1252 50925
2021 1545 70078
2022 1206 60345

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Economics in the Netherlands and 45th in the World with 17,865 publications made and 510,114 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#1 of 33 In the Netherlands
#6 of 1,322 In Europe
#45 of 5,789 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 89 559
1991 120 592
1992 123 680
1993 102 696
1994 159 831
1995 156 913
1996 167 1188
1997 196 1166
1998 195 1491
1999 205 1752
2000 214 2061
2001 281 2671
2002 265 3225
2003 317 3917
2004 378 4978
2005 377 5501
2006 422 6503
2007 432 7941
2008 486 9293
2009 593 11646
2010 550 13154
2011 647 15057
2012 640 17150
2013 692 20299
2014 757 22544
2015 758 24122
2016 810 24269
2017 905 26700
2018 904 28204
2019 1038 33563
2020 1151 41635
2021 1412 57181
2022 1107 51541

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Amsterdam ranked 1st for Art & Design in the Netherlands and 62nd in the World with 9,509 publications made and 245,640 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#1 of 31 In the Netherlands
#14 of 1,295 In Europe
#62 of 5,426 In the World

University of Amsterdam
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 82 540
1991 79 534
1992 73 654
1993 83 650
1994 100 765
1995 97 775
1996 84 988
1997 114 954
1998 89 1077
1999 107 1213
2000 115 1382
2001 128 1631
2002 142 2030
2003 160 2224
2004 162 2538
2005 179 3149
2006 189 3532
2007 230 4367
2008 247 4735
2009 273 5818
2010 295 6503
2011 310 7527
2012 335 8862
2013 360 9604
2014 349 10745
2015 380 11637
2016 412 11839
2017 458 13505
2018 452 14166
2019 540 16684
2020 607 20672
2021 752 27869
2022 632 25392

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Amsterdam in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 1 1 3
Cinematography 1 5 18
Aesthetics 1 10 49
Photography 1 13 49
Painting and Drawing 2 26 50
Sculpture 2 26 50
Illustration and Concept Art 2 27 52
Game Design and Development 2 13 52
Fashion Design 1 9 57
Literature 1 13 58
UX/UI Desgin 4 18 58
Multimedia 4 13 70
Performing arts 2 27 78
Art History 2 23 78
Creative Writing 1 27 82
Architecture 4 29 88
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 42 131
Music 3 46 133
Graphic Design 7 56 175
Computer Graphics 4 57 189
Animation 4 73 217
Landscape Architecture 11 340 893
Interior Design 12 412 1252