Wageningen UR has stormed into the top 50 in the World University rankings, where it is 47th. That makes it the best Dutch university in the most important university ranking in the world, produced by the British journal Times Higher Education (THE).
These changes reduce the relative advantage of universities from wealthy countries where they speak English and rewards collaboration in international networks. In addition, the editors expanded the survey among researchers. This time, the survey was in 15 languages, compared with nine languages in previous editions. A correction was also made for the excessively high proportion of American respondents to the survey.