Rankings & recognition
Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation
The bachelor’s programme in European Public Health was awarded a Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation by the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA).
“The panel established that the bachelors programme in European Public Health has a unique focus on the European policy domain and on supranational organisations. This focus is a valuable addition to the academic and professional field in public health.”
Well-geared to labour market and master’s programmes
“The bachelor's programme is well geared to the labour market and to other European master's programmes.”
“According to the panel, the number of teaching staff is adequate. The panel is also positive about their general quality and engagement. The staff is well informed about recent developments in the field.”
“Outstanding services have been put in place to support incoming and outgoing students.”
EPH has a distinguished multidisciplinary approach
Dutch university programmes are assessed by the quality assurance agency QANU as part of their accreditation by the Accreditation Organisation for the Netherlands and Belgium (NVAO). Take a look at what they had to say about the European Public Health programme:
Distinguished multidisciplinary approach
“Regarding the profile of the bachelor’s programme, the panel is rather enthusiastic as well. The programme distinguishes itself in a positive sense from other programmes in the field, with its highly appreciated, multidisciplinary approach. It has an academic as well as a practical orientation, and graduates can be considered generalists.”
A broad and solid basis
"The curriculum of the bachelor’s programme European Public Health provides a broad and solid basis for students. It is coherent, well-structured and covers many topics and competences without becoming superficial. In addition, the panel is pleased that the curriculum is constantly being improved and provides sufficient opportunities to include recent developments in the course materials."
These quotes from the QANU quality assessment team were part of the latest NVAO assessment process.
UM is the fifth best young university in the world
Maastricht University is placed fifth place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide.