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Times Higher Education has recently published the 2017-2018 edition of its World University Rankings. All 13 Dutch research universities were ranked within the top 200 results and 7 of them made it into the top 100 of the overall ranking. Six universities improved their last year’s results.


In 2008, 8,137 international students graduated from Dutch universities across the country. In 2014, 34% of those same graduates were still living and working in the Netherlands. Tech graduates surpassed this overall amount by 4%, reaching 38%.


The tuition fees of programmes at universities in the Netherlands are equal for Dutch citizens and for inhabitants of the countries from the European Economic Area. See the list of EEA countries and visa application deadlines.


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.



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.


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.


QS TopMBA Connect 1-2-1 event, organised by Quacquarelli Symonds in association with business and informational partners, including Eurogates, will take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday, March 8th at Intercontinental Amstel Hotel between 18:00 — 22:00.


Online Open Days, also called interactive Study Abroad Webinars, offered by The Study Abroad Portal are becoming increasingly popular.