Avans ranked no.1 large university of applied sciences for the fifth time
If you're interested in Dutch higher education, you've probably come across the Keuzegids HBO, one of the leading university guides in The Netherlands. The Keuzegids HBO 2017 has just been published on the 28th September 2016, and Avans University of Applied Sciences once again tops the table in the "large universities of applied sciences" category.
Top positions for years
Avans has been in the top 3 of the Keuzegids HBO for 8 years and occupies the no.1 position for the fifth time this year.
Paul Rüpp, Chairman of the Executive Board of Avans University of Applied Sciences, said: “It is a huge compliment to the organisation that students have awarded us the top spot for the fifth time. Having been ranked in the top 3 for 8 years now, I think it is safe to say that apparently we are doing some things right. Firstly, we listen to our students. We do this all year round, not just when there is a nationwide student survey. We are able to do this because we have firmly committed ourselves to being a large university of applied sciences which offers its schools and support services units a large degree of independence. This allows us to use a small-scale approach which benefits both students and staff."
"I am most excited about the fact that we continue to be ambitious and succeed in achieving higher scores every year. That is a world-class achievement", he added.
Above average in nearly all areas
Avans' NSS scores are higher than the national average in nearly all areas, such as study programme structure and curriculum, practice-based research, study counselling and lecturers.
Avans nevertheless aims to make further improvements in various areas, such as scheduling and work placement counselling. Although satisfaction with respect to these is up from last year, Avans is committed to make sure satisfaction increases further.
Number 1 rankings
36 of the 54 study programmes Avans offers areranked in the top 3 of their respective categories. 14 of these occupy the top position. 7 are ranked second and 15 come third.
The English-taught programme Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology in Breda campus is the best in its field.