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National Student Survey 2021: Again well above the national average!


23 June 2021


Students at the University of Humanistic Studies are very satisfied with their study programme, according to the results of the National Student Survey (NSE). On all six main themes, they rate the university well above the national average. They find the content of the study programme relevant, challenging and leaving a lot of room for their own interpretation. They experience the lecturers as very professional and involved. The atmosphere also scores very high: students feel at home, inspired and challenged.


The National Student Survey (NSE) is an annual, large-scale survey among students about their experiences with the quality of study programmes at universities of applied sciences and universities. The survey was cancelled last year. This year, the survey was conducted in a new form. The response from students at the University of Humanistic Studies was relatively high: 49 percent of the students participated. 


Students at the University of Humanistic Studies have rated their study programmes significantly higher than the national average for years in a row. This year, on a scale of 1 to 5, they rate their study programmes in general at 4.22, compared to the national average of 3.89. The atmosphere was rated 4.58, compared to the national average of 3.92. The atmosphere received a 4.58, compared to the national average of 3.92. And 4.42 on a scale of 5 indicates that they would choose the study programme again based on their experiences to date.


Prof Joke van Saane (Rector and president of the board) is happy and proud: "I want to thank the students for their appreciation. Especially now. I know that they have had a complicated year and that it has not been easy. This makes this result even better. I am also happy with the efforts of our lecturers, who have worked tirelessly in the past year to continue to provide good education. I see this appreciation as an important support for them. We will treat your appreciation and commitment with care and do our utmost to continue providing challenging education. And of course there is room for improvement, especially regarding our facilities and English language. It is precisely these two points that we have taken up in our plans for the coming years; we are working hard on them."



See the Factsheet (in Dutch) with an overview of the questions and scores: 

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Students at the University of Humanistic Studies are very satisfied with their study programme, according to the results of the National Student Survey (NSE). On all six main themes, they rate the university well above the national average.