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Number 1 in The Netherlands; number 22 in the world: Political Science at Leiden University

Where to study ’politics’? According to the QS World University Rankings, Leiden University is a good choice. In the 2021 edition, Leiden and The Hague retain their position in the top 25 of the most esteemed institutes worldwide. Within the Netherlands, we again claim the first position.

SQ World University Rankings 2021

Leiden ranks highest in The Netherlands

The top 25 is, of course, dominated by institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Leiden is one of only four non-‘Anglo-Saxon’ institutions represented. Furthermore, Leiden is the only political science institute in The Netherlands enjoying such a high international reputation.

Academic reputation, research impact, and employer reputation

The QS Rankings are published yearly. They measure academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact—based on global surveys of academics and employers, and on citation and productivity indices in the relevant subject.

Further information

2021 QS World University Rankings for politics

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