Wageningen best university


Wageningen best university in the Netherlands

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4 december 2012

For the eighth year in a row, Wageningen University has been awarded the title “Best university in the Netherlands”, by the study choice guide ‘Keuzegids Universities 2013’. This guide, issued by the Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI) on December 4, 2012, states: "Many of Wageningen University’s programmes are among the best the Dutch universities have to offer."

The highest rated study programme in the country is Wageningen University’s Plant Sciences. It received a score of 98 out of a hundred.

Almost all programmes qualified as "top quality"

Throughout The Netherlands, 59 courses were given the qualification "Top quality programme" by the Keuzegids guide. As many as 13 of the 18 Wageningen bachelor programmes that have been evaluated by the guide, have been qualified as 'Top quality programme 2013'.

The Studiekeuze guide is intended to inform prospective students about all Dutch universities and their study programmes. The quality of the study programmes is compared per category. In almost all categories in which Wageningen University participated, it came out on top.

Students with disabilities are also well off in Wageningen. "For years, Wageningen University and the University of Twente have been managing to provide good support to students with disabilities," said the guide.

Wageningen's Plant Sciences perform even better than Biology at that same university. According to the students, the team of lecturers and the stimulating programme are of exceptional quality
Keuzegids Universiteiten 2013

Scores of the programmes of Wageningen University:

Category Applied Biosciences

1st place: Molecular Life Sciences (86 points)
Shared 2nd place: Biotechnology (78 points)

Shared 2nd place: Food Technology (78 points)

Category: Biology

1st place: Plant Sciences (score: 98 points)

2nd place: Biology (score: 90 points)

Category Biomedical Sciences

1st place: Nutrition & Health (78 points)

Category Communication

1st place: Applied Communication Sciences (82 points)

Category Construction Studies

1st place: Agrotechnology (88 points)

Category Cultural Anthropology

1st place: International Development (72 points)

Category Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies

Shared 1st place: Soil, Water Atmosphere (82 points)
Shared 1st place: Forest and Nature Conservation (82 points)
Shared 1st place: Environmental Sciences (82 points)

Shared 6th place: International Land and Water Management (66 points)

Category Economy

2nd place: Economics & Policy (70 points)

Category Health Sciences

Shared 1st place: Health & Society (78 points)

Category Management

2nd place: Business and Consumer Studies (66 points)

Category Social Geography and Planning

1st place: Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning (72 points)

Category Veterinary and Animal Sciences

1st place: Animal Sciences (76 points)