The QS World University Rankings by subject for 2019 were released on February 27. The University of Amsterdam maintained its worldwide top position in the field of Communication Science & Media Studies, which QS ranks as one subject area.
The ranks are appointed based on the four criteria evaluated by QS: academic reputation, employer reputation, h-index, and citations per paper.
In last year’s discussion, Martine van Selm, director of the College of Communication and professor of corporate communication, explained: “We’ve always put the quality of our teaching and research first.”
On a similar note, Rens Bod, Department Chair and Professor of Computational and Digital Humanities, exclaimed: “This is a huge boost and a well-deserved recognition for the outstanding, creative work being carried out at Media Studies.”
The UvA Faculty of Dentistry landed the second position worldwide, and in the overall University rankings, UvA was placed 57th, which is one place higher than 2018’s ranking.
Sarah Iacobacci is a 20-year-old Canadian student, studying Communication Science at the UvA. She is the University reporter of The Amsterdammer.