Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Ranking 2019: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is among the top 30 of best universities for teaching excellence in Europe

It is the first international university ranking focused entirely on teaching and learning.

07/05/2019 | 9:17 AM

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been ranked =24 in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Ranking 2019, and is therefore among the top 30 of best European universities for teaching excellence. The recent rank covers a positive development and is specifically testament to the positive (survey) responses and opinions of students themselves about the teaching environment of the university. A result to be proud of!

THE’s Europe Teaching Ranking has been released for the second time and it is the first international university ranking focused entirely on teaching and learning.

The Teaching ranking consists of 14 indicators focused around 4 core performance pillars:
5) Engagement (35%) - student engagement: 10%, student interaction: 10%, student recommendation: 10%, links to labour market: 5%
6) Outcomes (20%) - academic reputation: 10%, graduation rate: 5%, skills development: 5%
7) Environment (25%) – gender balance of academic staff: 7%, gender balance of students: 7%, proportion of international students: 5.5%, Erasmus+ student mobility: 5.5%
8) Resources (20%) - staff-to-student ratio: 7.5%, papers-to-staff ratio: 7.5%, quality of services: 5%.

THE’s Europe Teaching Ranking places the results of the European Student Survey at the center point of the ranking, which feed into 6 of the 14 performance indicators and account for 45 per cent of universities’ final scores. The survey examines a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with teachers, the quality of services at the institution and their opportunities to develop skills which help prepare them for a career after university.