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28-02-2017

STREEM Master’s programme awarded ‘Top Rated Programme’ distinction

The Keuzegids – the Netherlands’ influential higher education guide for prospective students – has awarded the distinction of ‘Top Programme’ to VU Amsterdam’s Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics Master’s programme.

Topopleiding keurmerk engelsStudents are particularly enthusiastic about the quality of the teaching staff, the internal communication within the programme, and the course content.

Every year, the Netherlands Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI) publishes the Master’s Guide, which provides information to help students find the right Master’s programme.

Six Master’s programmes at VU Amsterdam awarded ‘Top Rated Programme’
Based on student input, CHOI’s Keuzegids 2017 has awarded six Master’s programmes at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam the distinction of ‘Top Rated Programme’. Two of the programmes, Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems and Tax Law, attained a top-20 position in the guide’s yearly Master’s programme ranking. A total of 144 Master’s programmes received a mark of 7.5 or higher in the survey.

The Keuzegids assesses and compares Master’s programmes based on input from experts in the field of higher education, as well as on student input from the National Student Survey, which was conducted in October 2016. Approximately 35 percent of Dutch Master’s students took part in the survey. Data on programme size, language of tuition, method of instruction and tuition fees also played an important role in the ranking process. The general aim of the guide is to help prospective students choose the right Master’s programme for them. Overall, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam came in seventh out of the nine ‘general’ universities in the Netherlands with a score of 57.5, ranking just behind Erasmus University Rotterdam (58 points) and Utrecht University (59 points).

For more information, visit the Keuzegids website (in Dutch).

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