University of Twente best Dutch technical university

Once again, the University of Twente has climbed in the ratings in the newest edition of the Keuzegids Universiteiten study guide. This bumps the UT up to the second position in the ranking of Dutch universities. Wageningen is in first place with 74 points, and Eindhoven is third with 60.5 points. The UT is the ‘Best Technical University’ in the Netherlands with the highest total score of all classic technical universities.

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In short

  • The results show that students value the small scale of the university as this grants sufficient attention to their personal development
  • The University of Twente achieved a second place in the ranking of Dutch universities

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Twice as many top rated study programmes

Eight programmes received the distinction Top Rated Programme – double that of the previous year. The distinction is given to studies scoring 75 points or higher:

  • Applied Physics (92 points)
  • Chemical Science and Engineering (84 points)
  • Communication Science (82 points)
  • Industrial Engineering and Management (80 points)
  • ATLAS (80 points)
  • Creative Technology (78 points)
  • Applied Mathematics (76 points)
  • Technical Computer Science (76 points)

Some additional facts that stand out:

  • 14 programmes scored 1st in their category.
  • 13 programmes placed higher than the previous year.
  • All faculties rated higher than the previous year.
  • The Faculty of Science and Technology earned the highest average score.
  • The EEMCS Faculty showed the most progress.
Proud of ‘our’ university

Thom Palstra, Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente, is proud of the results of the Keuzegids and encourages everyone to maintain these excellent results, and even improve where possible. “The results show that students value the small scale of the university as this grants sufficient attention for their personal development. Each year we continue to see improvement in satisfaction ratings. The educational programmes are always open to improvement and maintain a pragmatic approach; this doesn’t go unnoticed by the students. Once again, the Twente Education Model (TOM) has proven its value.” Curious to know what students think? Continue reading hier.


Are you interested in studying in Twente? Then visit the Open Days of the University of Twente on the 15th, 16th and 17th of November. Check for career opportunities in Twente. Together with your colleagues, you can contribute to top education in Twente!

Date: 15 November 2018 |

Source of tekst: The University of Twente |


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