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Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking

Published: 03rd October 2018 Last updated: 01st May 2019

In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind.

In Elsevier Beste Studies 2018, Elsevier weekly magazine compares a large number of degree programs in Dutch higher education. The ranking is based on student assessments from the National Student Survey (NSE) 2018, supplemented with practical information on binding study advice, student population, academic success rate, and possibilities for studying abroad.

The six Bachelor’s programs with a #1 position are: Communication and Information Sciences, Economics, Fiscal Economics, Psychology, Tax Law, and Online Culture.

The seven Master’s programs in #1 position are: Economics, Strategic Management, Fiscal Economics, Marketing Management, International and European Law, Philosophy, and Culture Studies.

Rector Magnificus Emile Aarts: ‘For several years now, Tilburg University students have been highly satisfied with the education our University offers. We are in constant consultation with them and with our researchers to improve our teaching even further, in terms of both substance and facilities. The ranking clearly reflects our efforts.’

Note to editors

All results of Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 are available at (in Dutch). For more information, please contact spokesperson Tineke Bennema, via e-mail or telephone 06 – 1967 8521.