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Leiden University Institute for History ranks #29 in QS ranking 2015

This year, the Leiden University Institute for History ranks #29 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, the institute ranks as the second best in The Netherlands for the subject History.

A close first is Utrecht University at #26. QS published its ranking on 15 September and ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 36 subjects as of 2015. The rankings are aimed at prospective students seeking to identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field of study.

Three datasets are used in order to rank universities’ performance in specific academic disciplines. These datasets are global surveys of academics and employers, and research citations data from Elseviers' Scopus. These three components, reflecting academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, are combined to produce the results in each subject, with weightings adapted by discipline.

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