Master’s programmes at Wageningen University & Research have once again earned the highest scores of all thirteen research universities in the Netherlands. Wageningen University & Research, which specialises in green and technical programmes, scored higher than all other universities offering full-time programmes, according to the latest edition of the Keuzegids Masters 2017 (‘Higher Education Guide to Master’s Degree Programmes 2017’), published today. The Keuzegids awarded the ‘top degree programme’ predicate to 23 of the 27 Master’s programmes taught at Wageningen University & Research.
The Keuzegids Masters 2017 provides an overview of all Master’s programmes taught at Dutch universities and universities of applied science. Wageningen University & Research scored 68 points, the highest total score for full-time programmes. The only institutions to score equally well or higher than Wageningen University offer mainly part-time Master’s programmes. These are the Open University (score of 73.5) and the Nyenrode (68) and TIAS (66.5) business universities.
Wageningen has 23 top programmes
The Keuzegids awards the predicate ‘top degree programme’ to programmes that score at least 76 points of a maximum score of 100 points. Of the 27 Master’s programmes at Wageningen University & Research assessed by the Keuzegids, a staggering 23 were awarded the ‘top degree programme’ predicate. This is a substantial increase compared with the 16 programmes that scored over 76 points in 2016.
|The 23 top programmes at Wageningen are:||Score:|
|Development and rural innovation||80|
|Earth and environment||82|
|Food quality management||76|
|Forest and nature conservation||82|
|International development studies||78|
|International land- and water management||90|
|Leisure, tourism and environment||82|
|Management, economics and consumer studies||78|
|Molecular life sciences||80|
|Nutrition and health||80|
|Urban environmental management||78|
The Keuzegids bases its evaluations for 80 percent on student assessments (the student satisfaction scores from the National Student Survey conducted by Studiekeuze123), and for the remaining 20 percent on evaluations made by the NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders).
More information is available on the website www.keuzegids.nl. The Keuzegids Masters 2017 is a publication of the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI).