News about education in the Netherlands
QS recently released their Best Student Cities 2013-2014 ranking, a list of the top 50 student cities in the world. Amsterdam ranked 5th in the quality of living category, taking 36th place overall.
Numerous studies have suggested significant growth of demand for higher education in India and Indonesia. Because of this growth, Dutch higher educational institutions have become more and more interested in attracting students from these countries.
The Netherlands is the host country offering the highest amount of English-taught Master’s programmes in Europe according to newly published IIE briefing paper. The data collected showed an overall rise of 25% in Master’s programmes across Europe between June 2011 to June 2013.
India is one of the top five non-EU countries that have shown a significant interest in having their students study in The Netherlands. Here is what some of students from this country had to say about their universities and programmes, including advices and tips for other interested students.
Dutch universities Improved their overall standings in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Twelve of the thirteen Dutch research institutions have made it into the top 200 of this year’s rankings, with eight of them making it into the top 100 in comparison with seven that reached this level last year.
Elsevier Magazine publishes a ranking of Dutch universities of applied sciences every year. For their 2013 rankings, Elsevier identified professional universities with the best degree programmes in the three main categories: large-sized, medium-sized, and small-sized institutions.
African students are showing more and more interest in international studies. About 6% of students in Africa (~400,000) are currently studying abroad. This number represents almost a tenth of the global international student population.
The World Happiness Report has named The Netherlands as the 4th happiest nation in the world. Northern Europe proved to be in the lead with the top 5 countries all being Northern European nations.
Dutch research universities have noticeably improved their positions in the recently published 2013 QS World University Rankings. Six of these have made it into the top 100 universities worldwide.
The Netherlands has become the third most popular country of study for international students. Analysis of the most popular destinations and disciplines in Europe revealed that interest in studying in Holland has grown by 29%.