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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.


Studiekeuze123 has published results of National Student Survey in the Netherlands for 2016. Master’s programme in Economics at Vrije University Amsterdam received highest ranking in its category.


Elsevier Magazine publishes a ranking of Dutch universities of applied sciences and research universities every year. The score of each university is heavily based on the results of the annual National Student Questionnaire (Nationale Studenten Enquete, or NSE).


Student feedback can help to choose a university abroad. While rankings reveal an overall university reputation and its academic strength, reviews of students who studied there provide real first-hand experience.


The World Economics Forum has published its Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2016-2017. The Netherlands improved by one position since last year’s GCI, taking 4th place overall.