Options Guide 2015: Avans University retains a top position

Avans University of Applied Sciences has been ranked second in the Higher Professional Education Options Guide for 2015, securing a top position once again. Avans is the only university of applied sciences to have been among the top three larger institutions for five years now.

With quite some margin, Avans remains the best-rated truly large university of applied sciences. Avans excels in many sectors.’ states the Options Guide in announcing the league table of leading universities of applied sciences.

Avans is in second place, just like last year. NHTV heads the ranking of the best large universities of applied sciences. HZ University of Applied Sciences occupying third position. Between the top 3 and the rest in the ranking there is quite a wide gap according to the Options Guide.

High quality

Paul Rüpp, Chairman of the Executive Board: “I am incredibly proud that Avans University of Applied Sciences succeeds in maintaining its high quality figures year-on-year. And, much more importantly, we still manage to improve every year. Even more of our study programmes now top the rankings.. I am delighted about this.”

23 study programmes as the best

The Options Guide has rated a total of 23 Avans study programmes as the best in the Netherlands, 9 study programmes are ranked second, and 11 in third place. In this edition, the Options Guide has rated full-time, part-time and dual track programmes simultaneously for the first time. 

Among the international study programmes, Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology is the best in the Netherlands; International Business and Management Studies and International Financial Management scoring second position; International Business and Languages obtains the third place.

The Options Guide

The Options Guide is intended for young people who want to explore their study options and wish to compare the quality of various study programmes in the Netherlands. It is a consumer guide for prospective students, student counsellors and parents stating the latest facts and quality assessments of all higher education programmes. This comparison takes into account the national Study Choice Database operated by ResearchNed, study success statistics compiled by the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences, accreditation details and student opinions from the National Student Survey.