Leiden Law position 31 in QS World University Ranking
Leiden University has risen eight places in the annual QS World University Ranking compared to 2011 and now shares 75th place. Leiden Law is even in the 31st position, the highest ranking of any Dutch university.
The main factor in the QS ranking is the university's academic reputation, that accounts for 40% of the final score and is determined by means of a survey among fellow scholars. The other determining factors are the university's reputation as an employer (10%), citations (20%), the numerical ratio of staff to students (20%), the percentage of international academic staff (5%) and the proportion of international students (5%). In comparison with 2011, Leiden this year scores higher particularly on the employer reputation and staff-student ratio criteria. QS is an American educational consultancy.
QS also has separate rankings by research field, that are based exclusively on the institution's reputation among fellow scientists. In this list, Law is in 31st position, the highest position (together with Munich) of continental Europe. Arts & Humanities is in 39th position. In the fields of Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management, Leiden is also in the top 100 (in positions 80, 89 and 99 respectively).
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology heads the list, followed by the University of Cambridge in second place and Harvard University in third position. There are four Dutch universities in the top 100: the University of Amsterdam (62), Leiden University (75), Utrecht University (85) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (99).