The quality of Erasmus University is declining. That is the conclusion of the authors of the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2017, an independent guide to Dutch universities.
Over the past year, the scores of EUR have declined most of all the Dutch universities. According to the researchers, ‘the educational reforms of recent years seem to have had adverse effects.’ Furthermore, the transition to smaller scale education does not seem to be going smoothly, students complain about the facilities and according to the Keuzegids there are too few workplaces and small study rooms.
Interestingly, it is particularly in the Psychology programme, where the reforms started several years ago, that students are most critical.
Wageningen tops the ranking again
Wageningen University was again the best university in the Netherlands this year. Eleven of the twenty best bachelor programmes are taught at this university. Just like TU Delft and the University of Amsterdam, for example, EUR does not have a programme in the top 20.
The Keuzegids is published every year and is intended for new students. The guide ranks the bachelor programmes among others on the basis of student evaluations, expert opinions, information about student dropout numbers and the number of contact hours.