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Archaeology in ninth position worldwide in QS World University Rankings 2020

It is the fourth year in a row that the Faculty of Archaeology is placed in the top ten of archaeological institutes worldwide. The QS World University Ranking by Subject looks at criteria like academic reputation and citation ratios.

An important thermometer

Dean Jan Kolen is delighted with the news: 'For our Faculty of Archaeology, one of the biggest and most diverse of its kind in the world, the QS ranking is an important thermometer of our scientific quality and societal impact. In the past years we have maintained the high quality of our research, but we  have now also considerably improved the quality and success of our academic teaching programs in both archaeology and heritage studies. In my view, this is now “rewarded” by the #9 position in the QS ranking by subject. We thank all staff members, both scientific and non-scientific, for their efforts and commitment!'

The faculty received its highest score on the subject of Academic Reputation. Check out the detailed ranking on the website of the QS World University Ranking, or see the list of ranked universities.

About the Faculty of Archaeology

More than 60% of first-year Archaeology students in the Netherlands come to Leiden, and these are joined by BA and MA students from across the globe. The faculty's research community is international and decidedly cosmopolitan, with members of staff, postdoc researchers and PhD students coming from all over the world, and active in all continents.

Read more about our research.

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