Utrecht University is an internationally renowned research university. The quality of research at the University is demonstrated by positive research evaluations and a high position in international league tables. The University is home to 29.755 students and 6.500 staff.
The Shanghai Ranking ranks the university in the Netherlands on 1, on a shared 13th place in Europe and worldwide on a shared 52nd place. According to the 2013 annual Elsevier survey of professors, Utrecht is the best university in the Netherlands.