The University of Twente is once again able to present great marks in the annual Keuzegids. Contrary to previous years, this year the Keuzegids does not present a ranking of universities, nor did they provide any quality seals for Top rated programmes. Overall, the UT increased its score from 4.4 to 4.7 points on a scale from 1 to 6. This is well above the national average of 4.0. The master programme Spatial Engineering obtained the maximum score of 6 points on all measured aspects.
The UT is a real campus university as is evident from the results of the national student survey. On average, the aspect campus facilities received the highest score with an increase from 4.9 to 5.2. Even the lowest average score – 4.3 points for practical orientation – is above the national average.
So most master programmes score above average, but three of them really stand out. The master Spatial Engineering obtained the maximum score of 6 points on all measured parts. In addition, the masters in Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society and Applied Physics achieved average scores of 5.6 and 5.7 points respectively.
The Keuzegids Masters is an annual publication reflecting on the results and appreciation of all Dutch master programmes. The following aspects are reviewed: curriculum, examination, teachers, scientific skills, practical orientation, program feasibility, facilities and student guidance. New this year are the sections internationalisation and challenging education.
For study seekers, the guide provides an important source of information to make a choice for an academic programme. For the first time, this year's Keuzegids uses only student judgements - the results of the National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquete; NSE) of the last three years. This year, the expert judgement from the accreditation decisions of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization NVAO, has not been included. The comparison between the universities' bachelor's programmes is made in the Keuzegids Universities, which is published annually in October.