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HAS University of Applied Sciences is ranked the 3rd medium-sized university of applied sciences in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Hbo 2021 when it comes to student satisfaction and quality of education. This puts us in the same position as last year. HAS University of Applied Sciences scored a total of 67.5 points this year, slightly higher than in 2020, when we scored 66 points. This score makes HAS University of Applied Sciences the best green university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Study programmes that scored more than 75 points will receive a quality seal as a ‘top study programme’. In the Elsevier 'Best studies 2020' guide we are ranked 6th among the specialist Universities of Applied Sciences.

This year, this applies to 3 study programmes at HAS University of Applied Sciences, all of which have been top study programmes for several years:

  • Business Administration & Agribusiness, including Business Management & Foodbusiness (both based in 's-Hertogenbosch)
  • Top study programmes in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Applied Biology (Venlo): Top study programme in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Environmental Studies (‘s-Hertogenbosch): Top study programme in 2020 and 2021

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In this year's Elsevier study 'Best study programmes 2020' guide, we are ranked 6th in the category specialist universities of applied sciences. Elsevier has been using the National Student Survey (NSE) as the basis for this guide since its first edition. However, as a result of the coronavirus, the survey was not carried out in 2020. The satisfaction scores for universities of applied sciences have been calculated based on NSE results up to 2018. The students' opinions have been divided into 6 sections in the guide: facilities, study programme design, teaching, lecturers, examinations, organisation and communication. This leads to a total score per academic institution.

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