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Leiden University College The Hague: 'Top rated Programme' since 2013

Leiden University College The Hague received the 'Top rated Programme' seal from the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023 (Dutch University Guide). It is the tenth consecutive time the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme focusing on Global Challenges is awarded the honorary seal.

Leiden University College (LUC) came in second place of all University Colleges in The Netherlands. Only University College Fryslân in Leeuwarden, achieved a slightly higher score. LUC The Hague ranked 'best university college in The Netherlands' in 2020 and 2021.

Top rated education for over a decade

According to the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023, university colleges in general offer excellent education with Leiden University College being awarded the tenth 'Top rated Programme' seal in a row. LUC received the first award in the year 2013 when the College moved to the Campus at the Anna van Buerenplein next to the central station of The Hague. The secret of the consistent scoring of LUC for over a decade and achieving this milestone lies in its student-centred education format, the inter-disciplinary approach of its programme, and the attentive mentoring of its students to enable them to achieve their goals. For Dean Giles Scott-Smith the award represents 'further confirmation of the remarkable consistency of LUC over ten years to deliver Bachelor-level education of the highest quality. Educational Director Paul Hudson and a member of the LUC staff for over a decade: 'Attaining such accolades for ten years running is a testament to the quality of our staff in teaching and administration. Because of their creativity and dedication, LUC is able to maintain a high standard, which is also fostered by being able to work with excellent and motivated students. It all makes for a stimulating study environment.'

'Attaining such accolades for ten years running is a testament to the quality of our staff in teaching and administration.'

The 'Top rated Programme 2023 ' seal

Total Score

Academic programmes with more than 75 points receive the seal from the Keuzegids. With a total score of 86 points out of a possible 100, the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme from The Hague received outstanding scores on the curriculum and the instructors. Very positive scores were granted on the components ‘examinations’ and ‘ambiance’.

The Hague

The international honours college of Leiden University is based in The Hague. The LUC community works in close collaboration with the municipal, local and international partners of the city of The Hague on education and research focusing on today's global societal challenges. LUC The Hague was founded in 2010 with support of the city of The Hague and has more than 600 Bachelor’s students and over 1500 alumni.

The ‘Keuzegids Universiteiten’ (Dutch University Guide) is annually published by the ‘Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie’(Dutch Higher Education Centre) and uses the results of the ‘Nationale Studenten Enquete’ (National Student Survey) combined with expert opinions on the most recent accreditation. The NSE is a large-scale, national study that annually invites all students in higher education to voice their opinions about their programmes of study.

Article written by Tim Roumen.

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