Faculty of Social Sciences NSE results announced

The results of the National Student Survey (NSE), sponsored by Studiekeuze123, have been announced. VU Amsterdam has improved its position relative to other universities and, compared to other faculties, the Faculty of Social Sciences performs particularly well on the themes of ‘Academic Skills’, ‘Information Management’, ‘Study Load’ and ‘Quality Assurance’.

07/04/2017 | 3:52 PM

These NSE results show that the Faculty of Social Sciences can be proud of its programmes. The Bachelor’s degree programmes in Administration and Organization and Sociology ranked better than last year compared to affiliated programmes. The Bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Psychology (CAO) not only moved up the ranks, but this year actually reached number-one of all programmes nationwide.

The Master’s programmes in Culture, Organization and Management (COM) and Communication Science both improved compared to affiliated programmes. The COM programme joined CAO in achieving the top nationwide ranking according to the NSE.

Aim of the NSE
The NSE aims primarily to measure student satisfaction rather than educational quality. Together with other evaluation tools, the results of the largest student survey provide valuable information for the programmes and the faculty to use in the improvement plan. The NSE results can help identify and improve existing issues. At the same time, it remains important to examine items that scored well together with the theme scores and to continue to focus attention on these.