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Master's in Nanoscience once again best university Master's degree programme

25 March 2015
The cleanroom at the Zernike NanoLab

The Master’s degree in Nanoscience of the University of Groningen is the best university Master’s degree programme, according to the new Keuzegids Masters 2015 [Higher Education Guide 2015 – Master’s programmes]. Nanoscience was awarded the highest marks of all the university Master’s programmes (98 out of 100). Eight University of of Groningen degree programmes have been awarded the ‘Top Degree Programme’ predicate in the new edition of the Higher Education Guide, as opposed to six last year.

According to the guide, Nanoscience was the best university Master’s programme in the Netherlands in 2013 and 2014 as well. The guide briefly describes about 1250 Dutch Master’s programmes. Most of them also receive a quality qualification, based on student assessments and the assessment of the NVAO, an accreditation organization. The University of Groningen is the second broad-based classical university in the ranking list.

Eight top programmes

The Guide includes descriptions of about 1250 Higher Education Master’s programmes officially registered in the Netherlands. A quality assessment is given for 750 of these programmes. Some programmes are so good that the editors have marked them as ‘top programmes’. Eight of the University of Groningen Master’s programmes can call themselves top programmes: American Studies, European Studies, Nanoscience, Population Studies, Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation, Supply Chain Management and the Research Master’s degree programmes in Economics and Business and Behavioural and Social Sciences.

Nine first places

Apart from that, nine University of Groningen programmes did come first in their category. They are: Literary Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Theology & Religious Studies, International Economics and Business, Pharmacy, Human Movement Sciences, Regional Studies and Artificial Intelligence.

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