Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is one of the largest universities in Europe and among the best institutions in the world. It is the highest ranked institution (37th globally and 1st nationally) in the Top 100 Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008.

Delft University of Technology is the best technological university in the Netherlands. It was ranked 13th in the World Top Technology Universities by THES 2006, and 17th in 2007 World Top 50 Technology Universities.

Eindhoven University of Technology is ranked 67th in the world and Amsterdam U in 69th globally, according to the THES World Top 100 Universities 2006.

Tilburg University is ranked 42nd in the ranking of World Top 50 Universities in Subdiscipline Financial Economics.

RSM Erasmus University is ranked 34th in the Financial Times Global Top 100 MBA Programs 2008.

List of Leading Universities in Netherlands:
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Free University Amsterdam
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Delft University of Technology
  • University of Eindhoven
  • University of Maastricht
  • Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Radboud Univ Nijmegen
  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • Tilburg Univ
  • Univ of Twente
  • Erasmus Univ Rotterdam
  • Univ of Utrecht
  • Agricultural University Wageningen
  • Univ of Groningen
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • University of Nijmegen
  • IJsselland Hogeschool Deventer
  • Hogeschool Fontys
  • Hogeschool Groningen
  • Hogeschool INHolland
  • Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • Hogeschool The Hague
  • Northern Hogeschool Leeuwarden
  • Marnix Academie Utrecht
  • Maastricht Univ
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam & Omstreken
  • Hogeschool van Utrecht
  • Hogeschool Brabant
  • Hogeschool Zeeland
  • Leiden Univ
  • Royal Conservatory
  • Pedagogisch Technische Hogeschool
  • Univ College Utrecht

* Suggested Reading:

Top Business Schools in Netherlands

Part Time MBA Ranking in Netherlands

Top Universities in Netherlands 2011-2012

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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