Humanities listed in QS World University Rankings top 50
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked subject area of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), listed 10th worldwide.
The other humanities subject areas in the top 50 are Linguistics (25th) and Modern Languages (43rd). English, History and Philosophy areas were placed in the group ranked 51-100.
With its 22 subject areas, the UvA is ranked among the best 200 in the world. Outside the top 50, universities receive a group ranking rather than an individual ranking.
The rankings were published on Wednesday 26 February 2014.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on reputation among experts in the field and employers, as well as research citations. These criteria are weighed differently per subject area. For the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 3002 universities were evaluated and a total of 689 were ranked.
The overall QS World University Rankings are always published in the autumn. In the 2013 edition, the UvA was the highest ranked Dutch university (58th) for the fourth consecutive year.