Shanghai ranking

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) or Shanghai Ranking is a global ranking published annually by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This ranking is based on the following indicators:

  • the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals awarded to alumni (worth 10 per cent of the overall ranking score)
  • the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals awarded to staff members (worth 20 per cent)
  • the number of highly cited researchers (worth 20 per cent)
  • the number of articles indexed by Web of Science (worth 20 per cent)
  • the number of articles published in Nature and Science. (worth 20 per cent)
  • the weighted scores of the above five indicators divided by the number of full time equilvalent academic staff (worth 10 per cent)

In the Shanghai ranking 2013, VU Amsterdam has a position in the 101-150 category.