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Utrecht University ranked 2nd in the Netherlands, 85th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 108 research topics. Utrecht University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 126,061 academic publications and 4,498,927 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 414 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#85 of 14,131 In the World
#15 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 58 In the Netherlands
#1 of 5 In Utrecht
#2 of 1,734 For Veterinary
#8 of 1,184 For Urban and Regional planning
#9 of 1,033 For International Law
#220 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#128 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 105 other topics

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Biology rankings

Utrecht University ranked 2nd for Biology in the Netherlands and 80th in the World with 81,681 publications made and 3,181,669 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Immunology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#2 of 37 In the Netherlands
#13 of 1,428 In Europe
#80 of 6,663 In the World

Utrecht University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 793 10255
1991 878 11072
1992 869 12275
1993 1041 12863
1994 1096 14218
1995 1060 15539
1996 1174 16212
1997 1268 18780
1998 1250 21249
1999 1280 24745
2000 1244 28380
2001 1165 31764
2002 1332 34440
2003 1307 38209
2004 1432 42532
2005 1585 49011
2006 1735 55312
2007 1867 63360
2008 1893 70295
2009 2156 78688
2010 2672 89620
2011 2409 100900
2012 2514 115722
2013 2792 129061
2014 2713 140055
2015 2759 147812
2016 3049 153921
2017 3367 169350
2018 3614 173631
2019 4220 201391
2020 4791 249759
2021 5460 329425
2022 4669 312280

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

Biology subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Toxicology 1 2 17
Animal Science 2 6 37
Paleontology 1 5 40
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 2 9 47
Microbiology 1 7 48
Agricultural Science 2 11 61
Biophysics 1 10 61
Botany 2 14 70
Forestry 2 17 72
Zoology 1 18 72
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 1 19 81
Virology 2 17 81
Entomology 2 26 83
Nutrition and Food Science 2 27 85
Biotechnology 2 22 85
Biochemistry 2 18 90
Genetics 2 20 92
Pharmacology 1 20 93
Immunology 2 28 95
Molecular Biology 3 25 96
Horticulture 2 18 101
Neuroscience 4 25 101
Evolutionary Biology 1 23 103
Nanotechnology 4 21 138
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 4 43 142
Astrobiology 3 50 143
Oncology and Cancer research 5 50 178

Chemistry rankings

Utrecht University ranked 1st for Chemistry in the Netherlands and 94th in the World with 62,513 publications made and 2,620,939 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#1 of 36 In the Netherlands
#16 of 1,389 In Europe
#94 of 6,327 In the World

Utrecht University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 733 10233
1991 796 10973
1992 813 11809
1993 938 12245
1994 967 13489
1995 926 14432
1996 1010 15086
1997 1096 17511
1998 1047 19511
1999 1127 22555
2000 1117 25807
2001 1057 28146
2002 1194 30310
2003 1122 33210
2004 1207 37261
2005 1260 42510
2006 1372 47419
2007 1446 53505
2008 1397 58790
2009 1658 65326
2010 2068 74301
2011 1734 82224
2012 1834 93083
2013 1962 102818
2014 1913 110608
2015 1945 116256
2016 2101 121948
2017 2251 132075
2018 2413 135575
2019 2808 155316
2020 3139 187300
2021 3486 242704
2022 2863 230643

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

Chemistry subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 7 23
Environmental Chemistry 1 9 45
Biochemical Engineering 6 28 75
Nutrition and Food Science 2 27 85
Pharmacy 2 40 88
Organic Chemistry 1 15 88
Biochemistry 2 18 90
Inorganic Chemistry 2 19 99
Physical chemistry 2 17 106
Computational Chemistry 4 45 122
Chemical Engineering 3 18 130
Nanotechnology 4 21 138
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 6 53 156
Materials Science 4 34 157
Radiochemistry 2 45 226

Medicine rankings

Utrecht University ranked 3rd for Medicine in the Netherlands and 112th in the World with 59,575 publications made and 2,201,951 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Immunology, Surgery, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#3 of 38 In the Netherlands
#29 of 1,401 In Europe
#112 of 6,552 In the World

Utrecht University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 512 5459
1991 596 6061
1992 612 6872
1993 647 6915
1994 747 7864
1995 716 9345
1996 814 9442
1997 885 11173
1998 912 12955
1999 878 15398
2000 882 17886
2001 792 20298
2002 834 22186
2003 832 24452
2004 928 27518
2005 1111 31687
2006 1185 35954
2007 1310 40337
2008 1394 46033
2009 1575 51709
2010 2022 59853
2011 1829 67170
2012 1866 77703
2013 2173 87848
2014 2072 96690
2015 2130 103226
2016 2270 106551
2017 2460 117647
2018 2733 118877
2019 3369 138852
2020 3750 178822
2021 4510 240446
2022 3827 233721

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

Medicine subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Veterinary 1 1 2
Toxicology 1 2 17
Clinical Psychology 3 9 42
Urology 2 11 60
Audiology 2 14 66
Respiratory Therapy 3 23 80
Virology 2 17 81
Epidemiology 4 31 87
Pharmacy 2 40 88
Pharmacology 1 20 93
Public Health 4 25 95
Immunology 2 28 95
Nursing 5 23 96
Medical Physics 6 30 103
Psychiatry 6 28 104
Anatomy and Physiology 3 29 121
Orthodontics 4 40 124
Sonography and Ultrasound 5 41 131
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 3 28 134
Pathology 6 41 135
Sports Medicine 6 39 141
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 4 43 142
Physical Therapy 7 44 145
Pediatrics 5 47 147
Family medicine 5 41 149
Health Science 5 42 152
Biomedical Engineering 7 43 153
Anesthesiology 6 46 155
Occupational Therapy 7 48 161
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 6 52 164
Dentistry 4 56 164
Critical Care Nursing 6 54 171
Surgery 6 53 171
Radiation Therapy 8 54 175
Oncology and Cancer research 5 50 178
Cardiology 5 60 178
Ophthalmology 4 53 182
Healthcare Management (MHA) 7 51 183
Optometry 6 70 204
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 4 96 207
Sports / Exercise science 5 65 213
Dermatology 6 83 218
Gerontology 7 55 221
Social Work 2 77 239
Forensic Science 7 97 240
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 7 81 242
Neurosurgery 9 108 267
Plastic Surgery 8 83 280
Cosmetology 6 112 309

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Utrecht University ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the Netherlands and 78th in the World with 52,749 publications made and 1,643,140 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

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

Utrecht University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 301 2720
1991 316 2859
1992 363 3488
1993 430 3831
1994 522 4192
1995 467 4784
1996 563 5217
1997 539 5666
1998 573 6430
1999 612 7621
2000 611 8745
2001 639 10161
2002 677 11897
2003 700 13703
2004 844 15761
2005 953 19129
2006 993 22534
2007 1217 26484
2008 1280 30600
2009 1526 36872
2010 1780 42505
2011 1755 49793
2012 1891 58424
2013 2062 66467
2014 2087 75231
2015 2188 80351
2016 2386 82762
2017 2594 91537
2018 2776 96966
2019 3244 115722
2020 3608 145834
2021 4263 196403
2022 3705 184663

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

Environmental Science rankings

Utrecht University ranked 1st for Environmental Science in the Netherlands and 51st in the World with 52,565 publications made and 1,974,527 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#1 of 39 In the Netherlands
#7 of 1,449 In Europe
#51 of 6,683 In the World

Utrecht University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 432 4772
1991 473 5303
1992 472 6134
1993 574 6327
1994 642 7047
1995 621 7481
1996 686 8202
1997 651 9187
1998 626 10308
1999 711 11705
2000 707 13534
2001 725 15607
2002 808 17670
2003 810 20272
2004 859 22499
2005 970 25818
2006 1070 30056
2007 1193 35390
2008 1181 38813
2009 1419 45232
2010 1648 52354
2011 1527 59193
2012 1660 69495
2013 1896 79519
2014 1885 87585
2015 1954 93835
2016 2209 97988
2017 2387 108628
2018 2576 114916
2019 2882 137342
2020 3291 168208
2021 3748 223374
2022 3294 210653

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

Engineering rankings

Utrecht University ranked 3rd for Engineering in the Netherlands and 127th in the World with 49,838 publications made and 1,886,179 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#3 of 36 In the Netherlands
#25 of 1,442 In Europe
#127 of 6,555 In the World

Utrecht University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 476 5653
1991 524 5814
1992 486 6494
1993 648 6698
1994 685 7325
1995 634 8132
1996 767 8774
1997 722 9567
1998 696 10793
1999 782 12097
2000 768 13615
2001 774 15736
2002 889 17236
2003 877 19494
2004 993 22538
2005 1024 27126
2006 1083 30880
2007 1197 35257
2008 1202 39964
2009 1391 45968
2010 1677 52802
2011 1454 59793
2012 1497 67880
2013 1638 76451
2014 1693 84312
2015 1751 88765
2016 1899 93089
2017 2091 101265
2018 2175 105559
2019 2515 121930
2020 2788 148917
2021 3049 193331
2022 2618 180684

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

Engineering subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Renewable Energy Engineering 2 17 46
Automotive Engineering 3 17 65
Geotechnical Engineering 2 9 67
Biochemical Engineering 6 28 75
Biotechnology 2 22 85
Systems Engineering 5 36 108
Transportation Engineering 3 31 110
Remote Sensing 4 33 120
Chemical Engineering 3 18 130
Optical Engineering 2 29 133
Applied/Engineering Physics 3 36 133
Nanotechnology 4 21 138
Robotics 4 41 138
Environmental Engineering 3 35 139
Civil Engineering 3 32 139
Human-Computer Interaction 5 49 140
Agricultural Engineering 3 40 140
Marine Engineering 3 49 140
Acoustical Engineering 5 34 141
Mechanical Engineering 5 38 143
Biomedical Engineering 7 43 153
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 6 53 156
Materials Science 4 34 157
Aerospace Engineering 3 44 163
Metallurgical Engineering 2 35 163
Landscape Architecture 5 91 200
Petroleum Engineering 3 40 204
Electrical Engineering 4 49 206
Technical Drawing 5 76 218
Product and Industrial Design 8 85 226
Architectural Engineering 4 80 226
Architecture 8 97 228
Computer Networking 5 64 247
Industrial Engineering 6 91 254
Aviation 5 93 263
Telecommunications 5 72 281
Operations Research 10 98 283
Structural Engineering 4 84 286
Mining Engineering 2 87 288
Electronic Engineering 5 82 297
Engineering Management 7 100 301
Construction Management 6 126 359
Automation and Control engineering 6 143 460
Reliability and Quality Engineering 8 149 475
Nuclear Engineering 6 190 598
Computer Engineering 9 231 691
Firefighting and Fire Science 8 247 832

Physics rankings

Utrecht University ranked 2nd for Physics in the Netherlands and 110th in the World with 48,229 publications made and 1,810,648 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology.

Physics ranking Location
#2 of 36 In the Netherlands
#21 of 1,434 In Europe
#110 of 6,484 In the World

Utrecht University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 525 6645
1991 533 6605
1992 515 7280
1993 654 7339
1994 750 8179
1995 663 8894
1996 797 9544
1997 789 10352
1998 703 11512
1999 833 13077
2000 793 14653
2001 841 16712
2002 936 18313
2003 894 20391
2004 989 23517
2005 1001 27729
2006 1059 31500
2007 1196 35743
2008 1135 40710
2009 1332 45764
2010 1627 51771
2011 1392 58333
2012 1418 65874
2013 1483 72410
2014 1540 78326
2015 1576 82042
2016 1744 85717
2017 1863 92444
2018 1896 95364
2019 2236 109025
2020 2405 131390
2021 2727 168572
2022 2285 154623

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

Physics subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Theoretical Physics 1 14 51
Biophysics 1 10 61
Astrophysics and Astronomy 4 24 87
Atomic and Molecular physics 3 39 103
Medical Physics 6 30 103
Nuclear Physics 2 38 118
Quantum and Particle physics 3 28 124
Optical Engineering 2 29 133
Applied/Engineering Physics 3 36 133
Condensed Matter Physics 5 41 135
Nanotechnology 4 21 138
Acoustical Engineering 5 34 141
Astrobiology 3 50 143
Materials Science 4 34 157

Computer Science rankings

Utrecht University ranked 3rd for Computer Science in the Netherlands and 97th in the World with 44,005 publications made and 1,586,070 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science.

Computer Science ranking Location
#3 of 37 In the Netherlands
#18 of 1,444 In Europe
#97 of 6,597 In the World

Utrecht University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 290 3139
1991 319 3368
1992 309 4189
1993 409 4208
1994 470 4862
1995 459 5449
1996 498 5897
1997 531 6296
1998 550 7222
1999 568 8129
2000 562 9374
2001 541 11185
2002 628 12636
2003 647 14532
2004 763 16393
2005 850 19872
2006 969 22824
2007 1039 26619
2008 1121 30529
2009 1328 35799
2010 1467 40725
2011 1427 47249
2012 1472 54519
2013 1622 61279
2014 1559 67985
2015 1590 71005
2016 1832 74316
2017 2001 80890
2018 2187 84499
2019 2639 100694
2020 2996 127304
2021 3524 173915
2022 2900 164363

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

Psychology rankings

Utrecht University ranked 3rd for Psychology in the Netherlands and 84th in the World with 33,138 publications made and 1,181,241 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science.

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

Utrecht University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 198 2124
1991 233 2177
1992 251 2927
1993 284 2815
1994 332 3295
1995 323 3776
1996 387 4062
1997 378 4473
1998 422 4938
1999 426 5937
2000 411 6915
2001 398 7999
2002 413 9121
2003 451 10506
2004 501 11857
2005 621 14277
2006 666 16654
2007 761 19270
2008 833 22476
2009 942 26181
2010 1152 30588
2011 1070 35307
2012 1148 42003
2013 1262 47978
2014 1293 54237
2015 1320 57995
2016 1407 59980
2017 1575 65864
2018 1681 65849
2019 2025 77856
2020 2255 100004
2021 2741 135352
2022 2315 130144

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

Psychology subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 2 14
Social Psychology 1 4 31
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 10 36
Clinical Psychology 3 9 42
Child Psychology 2 6 49
Education Majors 1 12 70
Sexology 2 7 74
Cognitive Science 3 13 83
Special Education 6 26 91
Neuroscience 4 25 101
Psychiatry 6 28 104
Occupational Therapy 7 48 161
Social Work 2 77 239

Mathematics rankings

Utrecht University ranked 3rd for Mathematics in the Netherlands and 92nd in the World with 22,383 publications made and 826,009 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

Mathematics ranking Location
#3 of 35 In the Netherlands
#18 of 1,363 In Europe
#92 of 6,132 In the World

Utrecht University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 116 933
1991 118 971
1992 133 1118
1993 169 1248
1994 178 1354
1995 174 1664
1996 216 1775
1997 211 2016
1998 218 2233
1999 217 2580
2000 259 3165
2001 239 3712
2002 279 4309
2003 315 5253
2004 361 5919
2005 464 7505
2006 418 8547
2007 541 10369
2008 544 12053
2009 636 14066
2010 652 16764
2011 709 19710
2012 821 23410
2013 884 26781
2014 880 30608
2015 911 33258
2016 1026 34699
2017 1054 37253
2018 1209 39231
2019 1474 47003
2020 1587 57775
2021 2048 84031
2022 1683 82071

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

Mathematics subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Math Teachers 1 5 57
Statistics 3 18 84
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 8 39 122
Applied Mathematics 4 64 179
Actuarial Science 7 92 280
Operations Research 10 98 283
Blockchain and Cryptography 7 123 376

Business rankings

Utrecht University ranked 4th for Business in the Netherlands and 79th in the World with 15,758 publications made and 520,472 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, International Business.

Business ranking Location
#4 of 36 In the Netherlands
#15 of 1,390 In Europe
#79 of 6,002 In the World

Utrecht University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 57 402
1991 68 477
1992 87 623
1993 70 590
1994 116 709
1995 114 957
1996 104 816
1997 112 967
1998 124 1163
1999 137 1258
2000 170 1478
2001 160 1845
2002 183 2287
2003 203 2713
2004 282 3420
2005 297 4212
2006 327 5062
2007 388 6240
2008 426 7525
2009 544 9516
2010 545 11764
2011 577 13763
2012 599 16398
2013 696 19616
2014 638 22131
2015 678 23600
2016 754 24098
2017 844 26672
2018 894 28807
2019 1026 34174
2020 1157 44793
2021 1323 63146
2022 1206 58511

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

Economics rankings

Utrecht University ranked 4th for Economics in the Netherlands and 88th in the World with 13,222 publications made and 366,773 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, International Trade, International Economics.

Economics ranking Location
#4 of 33 In the Netherlands
#22 of 1,322 In Europe
#88 of 5,789 In the World

Utrecht University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 45 291
1991 53 340
1992 63 465
1993 60 423
1994 90 580
1995 98 606
1996 119 638
1997 93 694
1998 105 866
1999 110 1041
2000 141 1258
2001 139 1603
2002 141 1845
2003 142 2057
2004 198 2497
2005 220 3156
2006 242 3645
2007 312 4718
2008 289 5457
2009 424 6885
2010 411 8417
2011 459 10472
2012 490 12283
2013 571 14619
2014 562 16819
2015 613 18068
2016 658 18995
2017 700 21338
2018 797 23479
2019 928 28166
2020 955 36993
2021 1214 53416
2022 1062 50537

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

Art & Design rankings

Utrecht University ranked 2nd for Art & Design in the Netherlands and 85th in the World with 9,111 publications made and 237,667 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Computer Graphics.

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
#2 of 31 In the Netherlands
#20 of 1,295 In Europe
#85 of 5,426 In the World

Utrecht University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 47 441
1991 56 473
1992 57 585
1993 87 615
1994 101 624
1995 75 756
1996 104 815
1997 97 811
1998 80 892
1999 119 1178
2000 75 1223
2001 98 1541
2002 116 1732
2003 116 1819
2004 137 2141
2005 159 2624
2006 157 3173
2007 195 3684
2008 224 4217
2009 252 5179
2010 306 5783
2011 296 6838
2012 334 8260
2013 327 8939
2014 364 10028
2015 389 10896
2016 429 10943
2017 482 12108
2018 499 12837
2019 584 15214
2020 638 19546
2021 716 25843
2022 596 23409

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

Art & Design subfield Netherlands ranking Europe ranking World rank
Performing arts 1 16 53
Cinematography 2 21 60
Literature 2 15 61
Aesthetics 2 15 63
Game Design and Development 5 22 75
Fashion Design 3 17 78
Music 1 23 84
Art History 3 30 97
Entertainment Industry Business 2 22 103
Computer Graphics 3 23 104
Painting and Drawing 3 64 114
Sculpture 3 64 114
Illustration and Concept Art 3 66 118
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 43 133
Multimedia 5 39 135
Creative Writing 2 45 139
Graphic Design 5 41 140
Animation 3 48 169
Landscape Architecture 5 91 200
Photography 3 75 207
UX/UI Desgin 7 90 227
Architecture 8 97 228
Interior Design 6 109 261