The bachelor’s programme Global Responsibility & Leadership (GRL) hosted by University College Fryslân (UCF) of the University of Groningen/Campus Fryslân has been awarded the quality label "Top Degree Programme" by the Dutch Higher Education Guide for Universities (Keuzegids) 2023. The programme has received the quality label each consecutive year since its foundation in 2018. Moreover, with a total of 97/100 points, the programme received the highest score among all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.
“To be recognised as the best bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands for the second time in a row is a testament to our commitment to keep challenging and innovating ourselves to deliver state-of-the-art and high-quality education. I am incredibly proud of the entire UCF community. I hope that more prospective students will join us in Leeuwarden to contribute to solving the global challenges through science.”, says University College Fryslân (UCF) director dr. Indira van der Zande.
The Dutch Higher Education Guide for Universities 2023 has awarded the label "Top Degree Programme'' to bachelor's degree programmes that have achieved an overall score of at least 76 points. University College Fryslân scored 97 points in total and achieved the highest score in terms of career preparation, content of the programme and also stands out for the quality of its lecturers and study atmosphere. Esmé Johnson, student assessor and second-year student in Global Responsibility & Leadership: “The GRL education truly exemplifies engaged learning on a personal, collective and societal level. It not only provides an opportunity to critically reflect on global problems and solutions, but it simultaneously creates an environment where both staff and students can feel safe to express themselves, build meaningful relationships, and understand what it means to be a leader within a local and global community.”
The Dutch Higher Education Guide for Universities 2023 was published on Thursday, 24 November. The guide highlights new statistics regarding study success, classroom experience and student assessments of all bachelor’s degree programmes offered by research universities in the Netherlands, as well as sharing information about the feasibility of a degree programme and its language of instruction. The Dutch Higher Education Guide for Universities is published annually by the Centre for Higher Education Information (Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie CHOI) and is intended for school pupils and deans who want to inform themselves about bachelor’s degree programmes. The assessments provided in the guide are based on student evaluations (National Student Survey 2023), data from the national degree programme database Studiekeuze123 and visitation reports by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
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