For the eighth year in a row, Wageningen University has been awarded the title “Best university in the Netherlands”, by the study choice guide ‘Keuzegids Universities 2013’. This guide, issued by the Higher Education Information Centre (CHOI) on December 4, 2012, states: "Many of Wageningen University’s programmes are among the best the Dutch universities have to offer."
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The highest rated study programme in the country is Wageningen University’s Plant Sciences. It received a score of 98 out of a hundred.
Almost all programmes qualified as "top quality"
Throughout The Netherlands, 59 courses were given the qualification "Top quality programme" by the Keuzegids guide. As many as 13 of the 18 Wageningen bachelor programmes that have been evaluated by the guide, have been qualified as 'Top quality programme 2013'.
The Studiekeuze guide is intended to inform prospective students about all Dutch universities and their study programmes. The quality of the study programmes is compared per category. In almost all categories in which Wageningen University participated, it came out on top.
Students with disabilities are also well off in Wageningen. "For years, Wageningen University and the University of Twente have been managing to provide good support to students with disabilities," said the guide.
Scores of the programmes of Wageningen University:
Category Applied Biosciences1st place: Molecular Life Sciences (86 points)
Shared 2nd place: Biotechnology (78 points)
Shared 2nd place: Food Technology (78 points)
Category: Biology1st place: Plant Sciences (score: 98 points)
2nd place: Biology (score: 90 points)
Category Biomedical Sciences
1st place: Nutrition & Health (78 points)
1st place: Applied Communication Sciences (82 points)
Category Construction Studies
1st place: Agrotechnology (88 points)
Category Cultural Anthropology
1st place: International Development (72 points)
Category Earth Sciences and Environmental StudiesShared 1st place: Soil, Water Atmosphere (82 points)
Shared 1st place: Forest and Nature Conservation (82 points)
Shared 1st place: Environmental Sciences (82 points)
Shared 6th place: International Land and Water Management (66 points)
2nd place: Economics & Policy (70 points)
Category Health Sciences
Shared 1st place: Health & Society (78 points)
2nd place: Business and Consumer Studies (66 points)
Category Social Geography and Planning
1st place: Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning (72 points)
Category Veterinary and Animal Sciences
1st place: Animal Sciences (76 points)