TU Eindhoven best Dutch university of technology for the eleventh time in a row
TU Eindhoven has been hailed by the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2015 (guide to universities) as the best university of technology in the Netherlands for the eleventh time in a row. In the overall ranking of Dutch universities, TU/e has also risen one place to third, behind the Open University and Wageningen WUR. Moreover, all of the Eindhoven studies score highest in their category. The Keuzegids bases its findings predominantly of the students’ assessment of the education.
Educational innovation in recent years at TU/e is bearing fruit. This the conclusion the Keuzegids 2015 came to. All eleven TU/e Bachelor study programs scored highest in their category. Seven studies have even been classified as a ‘top study’: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Innovation Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. According to the guide, ‘TU/e leaves the other two TU’s far behind (11th and 12th in the general ranking) and puts the university among the best in the Netherlands.’
Rector Hans van Duijn is pleased with the length of time the university has been top technology university. ‘To be chosen as the best just once is already very special but to prove ourselves year in year out is hugely satisfying.’ Van Duijn is also ‘really delighted’ to see all the studies getting the best score in their category. ‘You can hardly have a better meter of success for our Bachelor College. Everyone has worked very hard for this and we can therefore all be tremendously proud of what has been achieved.’
Keuzegids Universiteiten 2015
The Keuzegids Universiteiten 2015 is published by the Center for Higher Education Information (CHOI). The CHOI guide’s editorial board evaluates the studies by a whole range of aspects, basing these largely on assessments by students (60%) in the National Student Survey concerning topics like the study program, the lecturers and the facilities of a study program as well as the estimated contact hours per week (10%). Graduation rate figures from national educational statistics are also incorporated (20%) along with expert assessments from the accreditation of study programs by the NVAO inspectorate (10%).