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Avans University ranked best in Holland by Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO

Rankings 17 November 2015, 14:07

Avans UAS has confirmed its status as the top university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Both the Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO rankings placed the university in 1st position in the 2015 edition of the results. Avans’ Bachelor’s programmes have also scored well in the rankings.

Avans University graduatesAvans UAS has confirmed its status as the top university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Both the Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO rankings placed the university in 1st position in the 2015 edition of the results. Avans’ Bachelor’s programmes have also scored well in the rankings.

Elsevier results

Elsevier Magazine’s ranking is heavily based on the results of the annual National Student Questionnaire (Nationale Studenten Enquete, NSE). Although mostly Dutch-taught programmes are assessed, international students are still able to get an idea of the overall reputation of the various vocational universities in the Netherlands.

This year, Dutch students evaluated 37 programmes at Avans and rated 26 of them as “above average”. The high score guaranteed Avans 1st place among medium-sized universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands, scoring ahead of Hanze UAS in Groningen and Leiden UAS.

Keuzegids HBO results

The Keuzegids HBO ranking also takes student feedback into account, but also measures the opinion of NVAO experts (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders). Statistics regarding degree programmes, such as tuition fees, selection procedures, student progress, and career prospects are also analysed before a final score is established. This ranking assesses both Dutch and English-taught programmes.

The 2015 edition of the Keuzegids HBO ranking named Avans the best large-sized university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Windesheim UAS and Hanze UAS, Groningen were ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

A number of International Bachelor’s programmes at Avans were also ranked highly by both lists. Those programmes are:

  • The Keuzegids HBO "Top Rated Programme" labelInternational Business and Management Studies (IBMS),
  • Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology,
  • Industrial Engineering and Management,
  • International Financial Management, and
  • International Business and Languages (IBL).

Avans UAS has maintained high standings in both the Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO national rankings since 2006.

About Avans University

Avans is a university of applied sciences with 29,000 students enrolled in 20 schools. Campuses are located in the cities of Breda, Tilburg, and ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The university offers 5 English-taught Bachelor’s programmes in the fields of Business, Management, Finance, Engineering, and Environment. There are also 4 international Master’s programmes at Avans, teaching students about Animation, Graphic Design, Fine Art, and Photography.

For more information regarding study possibilities at Avans, please visit the university’s website.

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