History and Religious Studies #1 and #2 in The Netherlands in QS World University Rankings 2017
History and Religious Studies in Leiden rank # 17 and #32 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, History in Leiden ranks as the best in The Netherlands and Religious Studies ranks as second best.
QS published its ranking on 8 March 2017 and ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. The rankings are aimed at prospective students seeking to identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field of study.
Four sources 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. The components, reflecting academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, are combined to produce the results in each subject, with weightings adapted by discipline.