Great third place for NHL Stenden in 2019 Guide for Higher Education

Tuesday 16 October 2018

The 2019 Guide for Higher Education comes out today. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences is ranked third in the large universities of applied sciences category. We are tremendously proud of this achievement. It creates a strong foundation for our institution’s regional and international ambitions. We share our third position among the twelve “best large universities of applied sciences” with another university. Last year, both NHL and Stenden reached an average  level in the category of best medium-sized universities. We appreciate all the efforts that everyone has put into achieving this result.


Programmes of Excellence

Nine of our programmes are highlighted in the Guide for Higher Education because they have been classified as Programmes of Excellence:

  • Accountancy - Leeuwarden
  • Fine Art and Design in Education - Leeuwarden
  • Electrical engineering - Leeuwarden
  • Geography Teacher Training - Leeuwarden
  • Maritime Officer - Terschelling
  • Biology and Medical Laboratory Research - Emmen
  • Chemistry - Emmen
  • Finance & Control – (Business Administration) - Emmen
  • Teacher Education for Primary Schools - Emmen

Building our new university of applied sciences

The first official NHL Stenden students commenced their studies on 1 September 2018. One month on and a lot has happened. We are hard at work developing an appealing environment for students, with quality study programmes and an international perspective. At the end of the day, we will achieve this through our joint efforts. Whether student, lecturer, researcher or staff member, everyone's input contributes to realising our ambitions. This give us confidence in the future and is very much appreciated.