News about education in the Netherlands
The 3rd 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 9th overall in the list of 133 countries, falling slightly from the 4th place spot the country held in last year’s edition of the index.
Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has recently published its ranking of the top 750 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.
The 3rd edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report was recently published, ranking happiness in countries around the world. This year’s edition ranks the Netherlands in 7th place overall, slightly declining from the 4th position it maintained in the first 2 editions of the report.
The cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands have recently been named as two of the top ten most sustainable cities in the world by ARCADIS, a leading global consultancy firm. Its “2015 Sustainable Cities Index” report analysed global metropolises in order to develop a ranking of the top 50 most sustainable cities in the world.
The TopMBA event, organised by Quacquarelli Symonds in association with business and informational partners, including Eurogates, will take place in Amsterdam on Tuesday, March 5th. This event showcases the Master’s of Business Administration programmes at some of the biggest and best business schools in the world. You will meet 1-2-1 with admission directors from the top schools and gain access to exclusive scholarships for your future MBA!
The Eurogates company is proud to announce a new partnership which aims to bring our website to the next level. As of fall, 2014, the SteelKiwi Development team has worked in cooperation with the Eurogates team. The expected result includes major website improvements, online and offline events, webinars, and various activities which will make it possible to bring the Netherlands and its higher education institutions closer to future students from all over the world.
Employment opportunities vary greatly from field to field, making the choice of which study field to enrol in a very important one. Students graduating from a higher education programme will often either be very successful or have trouble finding a job after graduation. Depending on their field of study, students can have more or less difficulty in finding gainful employment in their domain after completing their degree.
The Elsevier Magazine has published the annual rankings for 2014, assessing top Dutch universities of applied sciences and research universities in the Netherlands. The score of each university is heavily based on the results of the annual National Student Questionnaire.
In May, 2015 the Netherlands will celebrate the 70th anniversary of liberation from World War II German occupation. Canadian soldiers played a significant role in liberating the country. In honour of their part, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Nuffic, is working towards creating a scholarship programme specifically for Canadian students.
Five of the thirteen Dutch research universities have improved their overall standings in the 2014/2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Eleven of them have made it into the top 200 of this year’s rankings, and six – into the top 100.