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Windesheim Runner-up in HBO Keuzegids 2024

  • Thursday 12 October 2023
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Windesheim remains a solid runner-up in the ranking of 'Best major universities of applied sciences' of the Keuzegids HBO 2024.

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences is the runner-up in the ranking of 'Best major universities of applied sciences’ of the HBO Keuzegids 2024, just one point behind Avans UAS in first place. This is the ninth consecutive time that Windesheim has achieved this ranking. Twelve Windesheim Bachelor’s programmes have been awarded the ‘Top Programme’ designation. These top programmes have scores of 75 points or higher and are assessed as significantly better than the national hbo average, which is 60 points.

Executive Board President Inge Grimm: “I am proud of this honourable place in the Keuzegids. We work together at Windesheim to provide education of outstanding quality in the regional areas of Zwolle and Almere. All staff, lecturers, researchers, operational support staff and management are committed to our students, to each other and to the professional field. Together we give substance and shape to the basic principle of our course for 2028: ‘Closer’. To be regarded as the runner-up of major universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands means that our joint efforts are recognized.”

Top Programmes

Just like last year, Windesheim UAS achieved a far-above-average score in no less than four subject areas, viz. economy and business, earth and the environment, exact science and informatics, and technology and design.

The following twelve Bachelor’s degree programmes have been awarded the ‘Top programme’ designation:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Finance & Control
  • Global Project and Change Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Logistics Management
  • Teacher Education in Physical Education
  • Teacher Education in French
  • Teacher Education in Welfare and Health Care
  • Teacher Education in Mathematics
  • Spatial Development (Zwolle)
  • Spatial Development (Almere)

About the HBO Keuzegids

The HBO Keuzegids is an independent consumer guide that assesses and compares the quality of all study programmes. This assessment is based on student opinions from the National Student Survey 2023 (NSE) and study success figures from the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH).


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