The recently published Higher Education Guide for Master’s programmes has awarded the label of ‘Top Rated Programme’ to 6 degree programmes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). In addition, 2 Master’s programmes are number 1 within their degree programme’s category. The University of Groningen again takes an overall first place among the nine classic universities of the Netherlands; this year sharing its first place with Maastricht.
The Higher Education Guide Masters (Keuzegids Masters) assesses annually all Master’s programmes in the Netherlands. A quality assessment is given for most programmes, based on evaluations given by students in the National Student Survey (NSE) and the NVAO evaluation.
Some programmes are so good that the Higher Education Guide Masters labels them as Top Rated Programme. These programmes score 75 points or higher. 6 Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering are getting (or keeping) this label:
Five of these Master’s programmes also got labelled Top Rated Programme last year. For the seventh year in a row Nanoscience is in the top three of best Master’s programmes of the Netherlands. This year, Nanoscience is even overall best Master’s programme with the highest score of 100 points.
In addition, there are Master's programmes that are the best in their category of degree programmes. At our Faculty, this goes for 2 Master’s programmes who were also number 1 last year:
Just like last year, the 2019 Higher Education Guide Masters rates the University of Groningen as best of nine classic universities in the Netherlands, this time sharing first place with Maastricht. The UG is fourth Master's university in the Netherlands if the technical universities are included. In total, 13 Master’s programmes of the University are labelled Top Rated Programme, and 12 Master’s programmes are number 1 in their programme’s category.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded 32 experienced researchers a Vici grant worth € 1.5 million each. Three of the awardees are conducting research at the University of Groningen (UG), and two at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)...
This afternoon, the University of Groningen started using a piezo testing ground at the Stationspark (station park) in Zuidhorn.