Rankings & recognition
Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation
During the last accreditation procedure, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) awarded this master’s programme with a Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation. This means that the quality of the internationalisation within the programme was assessed through external peer review. The accreditation board noted that it was “not familiar with a master's programme in the public health domain with a comparable European focus”, and complimented the programme on its professional and academic orientation.
For more information, visit the NVAO website
European Public Health awarded Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation
The master’s programme Governance and Leadership in European Public Health was awarded a Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation by the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA). Here’s what they had to say:
“The panel established that the master's programme in European Public Health has a unique focus on the European policy domain and on supranational organisations. It is not familiar with a master's programme in the public health domain with a comparable European focus.”
Visible international dimension
“The panel concluded that an international dimension is intrinsic to the programme and visible in the curriculum. The programme has links to recent international developments and provides students with specialised knowledge and skills.”
Engaged staff with international experience
“The panel is very positive about the general quality, international experience and engagement of the staff. Furthermore, sufficient services are in place to facilitate their international experiences, intercultural competences and language skills.”
Governance and Leadership in European Public Health has a strong comparative perspective
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 Governance and Leadership in European Public Health programme:
“The panel is enthusiastic about the profile of the master’s programme: it derives from a comparative perspective, has a focus on implementations, and is geared towards policy-making on a national and supranational level.”
“The curriculum of the master’s programme is coherent, has a solid structure and a logical sequence of modules. The panel applauds the continuous improvements and adjustments of the curriculum. In addition, there is a firm connection between the learning outcomes and the modules in the curriculum.”
These quotes from the QANU quality assessment team were part of the latest NVAO assessment process, where the Governance and Leadership in European Public Health and Global Health programmes were assessed together.
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.