Keuzegids 2019: Radboud once again best ‘traditional university’
After being second best last year, Radboud University is back in the lead as the best traditional, general university in the Netherlands, according to the Keuzegids Universiteiten.
The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually and is an independent guide which critically assesses the quality of Bachelor's programmes and universities. The areas assessed include the expertise of lecturers, the study load and the quality of the facilities. The Keuzegids relies largely on the assessments submitted by students in the National Student Survey.
Five Top Programmes
Owing to their exceptionally high scores (at least 76 points), five Radboud University Bachelor's programmes have received the ‘Top Programme’ designation. According to the Keuzegids, they belong to the very top of Dutch university education:
- Greek and Latin Language and Culture
- Religion Sciences
- Dentistry (Top Rated Programme for the sixth time in seven years)
- Mathematics (Top Rated Programme for the sixth time in seven years)
All programmes are Dutch-taught.
Thirteen programmes 'best in their field'
Thirteen Radboud University Bachelor's programmes are the best in their fields:
- Art history
- Computing Science
- Dentistry (First place and Top Rated Programme)
- Dutch Language and Culture
- German Language and Culture
- Greek and Latin Language and Culture (First place and Top Rated Programme)
- Mathematics (First place and Top Rated Programme)
- Notarial Law
- Political Science
- Public administration
- Roman Languages and Cultures
- Sociology (First place and Top Rated Programme)
All these programmes are Dutch-taught, except for Computing Science.
What is a ‘traditional’ university?
The Netherlands has fourteen universities (united under the flag of the VSNU). Of these, six are referred to as "traditional, general universities" because here the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences (including medical sciences) are represented. Besides Radboud University, these universities are those of Groningen, Leiden, Utrecht and Amsterdam (VU and UvA).