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Windesheim Again High in Keuzegids HBO Ranking

27 September 2017

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences is once again ranked second in Keuzegids HBO, the Higher Education Selection Guide.

Now thirteen of its degree programmes have been rated as ‘top programmes’, up from six last year.

For the fourth consecutive year, the quality of Windesheim’s degree programmes has improved. In the HBO Keuzegids survey, Windesheim scores 67.5 points: two points higher than last year. This not only consolidates Windesheim’s status as runner-up in the category of major universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands, but also makes it the fastest climber in this category. Henk Hagoort, Chairman of Windesheim’s Executive Board comments: "This year’s score is the best ever for Windesheim. Truly a result to be proud of and one that merits a great compliment to all lecturers and staff who work hard every day to provide our students with personal and innovative education."

Thirteen ‘Top Programmes’

As many as thirteen of Windesheim's degree programmes have received the HBO Keuzegids’ 'top programme' accolade, which is seven more than last year. Top programmes in Zwolle are: Spatial Development – Traffic and Transport Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Construction Engineering, Global Project & Change Management, Psychomotor Therapy/Psychomotricity and Teacher Education in Physics, Chemistry and Physical Education. In Almere it concerns the degree programmes of Spatial Development - Traffic and Transport Management, HBO-ICT, Communication and Marketing.

In particular Windesheim's technical programmes have received high scores: the survey puts eight out of nine technical programmes in the top three of the national comparison with the same programmes at other universities of applied sciences. Director Josephine Woltman Elpers comments: "We've been doing very well with our technical programmes for a number of years now. Our strength lies in our short lines of communication. Not only between students and lecturers, but also between members of staff. We have a lot of contact with each other and everybody knows what’s going on in their team, so we can give our students the best possible support.”

About Keuzegids

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