Keuzegids 2014: Ten UM bachelor’s programmes in first place

Maastricht University (UM) has again performed well in the Keuzegids, the annual guide to Dutch universities. Of the 16 UM bachelor’s programmes included in the 2014 rankings, 10 came in first place.

In addition, Knowledge Engineering and University College Maastricht (UCM) have been identified as top programmes across all higher education disciplines. This recognition is reserved for programmes that receive an overall score of at least 76 and an evaluation of ‘++’ or higher.

The programmes European Studies, Dutch Law, Tax Law, European Law School, Fiscal Economics, International Business, Econometrics & Operations Research, European Public Health, Knowledge Engineering and UCM all topped the rankings in their respective fields. Notably, all Faculty of Law programmes came in first place, and the School of Business and Economics also performed particularly well once again. The top-performing UM programmes typically score well in the areas of Content, Facilities and especially Practical Orientation. Further, large shares of UCM, European Studies and International Business students complete their degrees within four years.

SBE can once again count on number one and two positions. SBE reached first place with its programmes Fiscal Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, and International Business. Next to this, Economics and Business Economics were attributed a second place in the national ranking.

The Keuzegids is compiled annually for prospective university students by an independent editorial board from the Centre for Higher Education Information. The rankings are based on evaluations by students and experts on the bachelor’s programmes, lecturers, facilities and more.

The full Keuzegids 2014 can be ordered in print or consulted online for a fee via

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