Rankings & recognition
The CAST Research Master is 1st in its category in the national Keuzegids Masters ranking 2017
The programme scored overall among the top master’s programmes nationwide. Therefore, the programme earned the Keuzegids Masters renowned quality seal. Our students rated the programme with an overall score of 80.
Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:
Above national average
Below national average
Sufficient contact hours (+) Ambition Facilities (-)
Assessment and achievement
Academic training (++)
Professional training (++)
Workload (++) Communication (+) Programme (++)
The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.
Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)
92% of students recommend this programme: Elsevier
The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.
Here are some of the highlights from the European Public Affairs programme:
- 92% of the students would recommend this programme to others
- 84% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the set-up of the programme
- 87% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education
- 85% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the examination
For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)
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.