Times Higher Education World University Ranking

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 were developed in consultation with a new rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters. The ranking of the top universities worldwide is based on a new methodology since 2011, using 13 separate performance indicators capturing different university activities. These 13 indicators are brought together into five headline categories, which are:

  • Teaching — the learning environment (worth 30% of the overall ranking score)
  • Research — volume, income and reputation (30%)
  • Citations — research influence (32.5%)
  • Industry income — innovation (2.5%)
  • International mix — staff and students (5%)

The teaching and research scores are partly based on academic reputation surveys (15% and 19.5% respectively).

In the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education ranking, VU Amsterdam is ranked 140th worldwide. VU Amsterdam's ranking has been increasing since 2004:

THE ranking 2004-2012