University College Maastricht has the best teachers!
Good teachers make time for their students, they are available for questions outside the classroom and of course they are competent in their field. According to the Elsevier Best Studies Guide 2017, University College Maastricht has the best teachers in the Netherlands.
The teachers were rated on three points: competence/dedication, availability and guidance. From all 663 big studies* in the Netherlands, UCM-teachers scored the highest on competence/dedication and guidance and second best on availability.
Teaching is not just a job, it’s more than that. We don’t just teach in the classroom, we also have discussions with students in the hallways, we sit down for tea with students: we’re accessible.
- Mark Stout, UCM Vice dean for student affairs
I like that I am more than a number at UCM. The teachers know me, they care about me and my study progress.
- Maria-José Montenegro, UCM student
UCM has been rated the best Liberal Arts & Sciences programme in the Netherlands by the Elsevier Best Studies Guide since 2013. This year UCM takes second place (after University College Venlo).
Best studies guide
The 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 and its goal is to provide youngsters who are in the process of making a decision where and what to study, with information to make an informed choice.
* Big studies are higher vocational education studies with more than 442 applications, academic studies with more than 389 applications and academic (research)studies with more than 120 application.