Human Movement Sciences

Rankings & recognition

  • Human Movement Sciences is small scale with highly committed staff

    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 Human Movement Sciences programme:

    Strong interaction between teaching and research
    According to the committee, the programme more than meets the requirements for an academic level and orientation. The committee observed a strong interaction between teaching and research”

    Small scale 
    “The committee studied the programme in terms of coherence of structure and contents, and concluded that the didactical concept is very much in line with the objectives. Also, the study methods correspond to the didactical concept. The committee is positive about the smallscale education that PBL facilitates, especially when considering the high level of commitment it requires from staff members.”

    Highly committed staff
    “The committee was impressed by the involvement of students in the quality assurance of their programme. The students consider it important that they follow a programme of high quality and stated that problems are solved adequately and swiftly. Also, the involvement of staff members was impressive, both in their commitment to their own course and to the entire curriculum. The committee noted an open, pleasant and constructive understanding between students and staff and argues that this increases the quality of the programme.”

  • 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. 

     Go to the THE '250 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'