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The 5th edition of the Social Progress Index (SPI) was recently published, revealing the best and worst countries worldwide in terms of the social and environmental health of the population. The Netherlands was ranked 7th overall in the list of 128 countries, improving slightly from the 8th place spot the country held in last year’s edition of the index.


The 14th edition of the QS World University Rankings was recently published, revealing top 959 universities in the world. All 13 Dutch research universities were scored among the best 400 institutions, while two of them have also made it into the top 100.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ general study programme received 8.08 out of 10 in the 2017 edition of the National Student Questionnaire, higher than the national average of 7.94.


Universitas21, a worldwide consortium of leading research universities, has issued the rankings of countries, which offer higher education for international students. Sixth year in a row these rankings evaluated various criteria of national education systems as well as their progress and global impact.


Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has recently published its ranking of the top 900 universities in the world. These rankings assessed the scientific impact of universities by identifying how often they were cited in articles and reviews during recent years.



NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has once again passed the UNWTO TedQual certification. The university’s programmes in Hotel, Tourism, and Leisure Management are certified at this organisation until 2021.


The new edition of the U-Multirank 2017 ranking was released recently. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen ranked fifth out of 1,465 universities in the category of Graduate companies (start-ups). The university is also at the top of this group within the Netherlands. In addition, Hanze UAS ranked first place out of the 1,236 institutions worldwide for regional joint publications.


The 5th edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report was recently published, ranking happiness in 155 countries around the world. In this year’s edition, the Netherlands improved by one place and became 6th overall.


The results of the annual Keuzegids Universiteiten information guide are in, and Radboud University has once again been voted best traditional general university in the Netherlands, adding to its six-year winning streak.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences reports that nine of ten its current students are international — more than at any other Dutch educational institution.