These are not landslides, but Dutch universities score slightly lower than last year in the British rankings, which include academic achievements, reputation and internationalization.
For the fifth consecutive year, British Oxford University has topped the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Cambridge is at number six. Furthermore, the entire top ten is American, with Stanford at number two.
The Netherlands is fifth in the country rankings. The United States has 59 universities in the top 200, which makes it still dominant. The United Kingdom has 29 and Germany 21. Furthermore, the Netherlands only has to tolerate Australia (with twelve universities). These are all larger countries.
The rise of the Chinese Tsinghua University, which has made it to the top twenty this year, is striking. The makers point to the rise of Asian universities.