Rankings & recognition

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. 

 Go to the THE '200 under 50'  
 Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'  

Distinctive quality feature for internationalisation

In 2013, the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) awarded Maastricht University with the ‘Distinctive Quality Feature for Internationalisation’. This six-year university-wide accreditation is an external recognition of the internationalisation efforts of UM. According to the NVAO, internationalisation is ‘anchored in UM’s very DNA’.

UCM is the #1 bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids

For the second year in a row, UCM has been voted best Liberal Arts and Science programme in the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2017. With a score of 98 points, UCM is also the highest ranked bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands in all categories!

Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

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Skills development (++) Sufficient contact hours  
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The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)