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Education Why UG?


The University of Groningen provides top-quality educational programmes. We offer a wide variety of interesting, highly regarded degree programmes that rank well both nationally and internationally.

Rankings are used to measure and evaluate various universities to determine their overall academic performance in comparison to one another. Depending on the ranking, different factors are taken into account such as the quality of teaching, the reputation of the institutions in question among researchers and employers as well as the number of international students. Although there are also other factors which you should consider when choosing a place to study, such as student life, modern facilities and a positive academic environment, attending a high-ranking university can help you find a job on the competitive employment market. Have a look below to see in which rankings the University of Groningen regularly achieves top positions:

International rankings

Position of the University of Groningen in international rankings

Dutch rankings

Keuzegids, the Dutch Higher Education Guide, includes descriptions of all higher education programmes officially registered in the Netherlands. The guide offers a quality assessment for most programmes based, among other, on student evaluations and reports from the NVAO. In total, 69 bachelor programs in the Netherlands have been named a ‘Top Rated Program’, of which ten are being taught at the UG. Besides this, eight further undergraduate programs offered at the UG belong to the best within their category. This makes the UG one of the highest scoring higher educational institutes within the Netherlands.

Last modified:20 March 2020 11.56 a.m.
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