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UT Best Technical University of The Netherlands again!

Posted on: November 30, 2020

The University of Twente has been awarded again Best Technical University 2021. Six of its bachelor’s programmes have earned the Top Programme distinction. These results have been published in the most recent edition of Keuzegids Universiteiten a guide for prospective students that assesses the performance of Bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

UT’s score has earned it the title of Best Technical University 2021, for which the Keuzegids compared its performance to that of the universities of Delft and Eindhoven. Since 2018, the University of Twente has consistently placed among the top 3 universities in the Netherlands. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is an important source of information for prospective students, as well as for their parents and academic advisers.

The bachelor programmes that achieved Top Programme status – a distinction that is awarded to programmes that score 75 points or more are:

  • Communication Science (85),
  • Applied Physics (83),
  • Applied Mathematics (82),
  • Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) (78),
  • Industrial Engineering and Management (77), and
  • International Business Administration (75

The first three even rank among the 25 best-scoring programmes in the Netherlands overall.

The process of putting together this year’s Keuzegids Universiteiten was different than usual. As a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, the National Student Survey could not be held this year. The results of this annual survey form part of the basis of the Keuzegids assessment, and they represent the voice of the students. Their judgement carries a lot of weight and cannot be excluded, which meant that the Keuzegids had to rely on the results of the 2019 Student Survey in compiling this year’s ranking. This is the main reason that this year’s scores are virtually the same as last year’s.

Curious about the curriculum the top-rated programmes offer? Check Study orientation & fairs | Top rated bachelor's | BSc University of Twente (utwente.nl)