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Three master programmes ‘top rated programme’ in Keuzegids 2016

Three master programme’s of the University of Twente received the honorable seal ‘top rated programme’. In the Keuzegids Masters 2016 (Master’s selection guide), which was published on 2 March, the master programmes Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Geo-information Science Earth Observation were assessed as being outstanding.  

The Keuzegids Masters gives prospective master’s students an overview of the quality of the different master’s programmes in the Netherlands, as it considers all officially registered university and university of applied sciences master’s programmes. After the programmes have been categorized in different disciplines, they are compared with regard to content. In most master’s programmes, a quality assessment is also given based on student judgements in the National Student Survey (NSE) and the assessment of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Top rated programme

Programmes are awarded scores between 20 and 100, and if they score 76 or more, they are awarded the designation ‘top rated programmes’.The master programme Geo-information Science Earth Observation was given the quality seal for the second time in a row, the course received a rating of 76. Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics scored 82 and 76 points respectively.

Overall score

With an average score of 62 points, the University of Twente ranked first of the three technical universities in the Netherlands. Overall, the UT took the sixth place, comparable to the years before. Nine studies ranked highest in their category: Applied Physics, Civil Engineering Management, Construction Management Engineering (shared first place) Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Philosophy of Science, Technology Society, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology and Technical Medicine.

Master students at the University of Twente are greatly satisfied about facilities at the University of Twente and the communication with the students. The University of Twente scored remarkably higher on these aspects these years. Based on results of earlier versions of the research, the UT put in extra effort to enhance student satisfaction.

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