Rankings & recognition
Epidemiology programme has high-quality teaching
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 Epidemiology programme:
Positive about PBL
"The small-scale education that PBL facilitates is admirable, especially when considering the high level of commitment it requires from staff members...both students and staff are very positive about the small scale...Generally, the division of tasks within groups works well. In addition, the input of the tutor contributes greatly to the output of the small-group tutorials...Maastricht University has a name to maintain concerning the PBL concept, and definitely succeeds in doing so. The PBL concept is firmly anchored and remains attractive."
Good balance of academic & practical skills
"Educational units stimulate students to think academically, and a sufficient part of the curriculum is focused on methodology and statistics...students are particularly positive about the training sessions which run in parallel with the units. These training sessions are aimed at putting scientific research skills into practice…alumni indicated that they felt well equipped in terms of research skills to obtain a doctorate."
High-quality staff & research connections
"The committee recognises the staff’s scientific quality, national and international academic reputation and teaching experience. A majority of the teaching staff holds a PhD and publishes in highly ranked journals. The committee noted that recent developments in scientific research are brought into the courses. The Maastricht UMC+ research schools are closely involved."
These quotes from the QANU quality assessment team were part of the latest NVAO assessment process, where Epidemiology was assessed as part of the former master's programme in Public Health.
UM is the 6th best young university in the world
Maastricht University is placed sixth place in the 2017 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.