Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Quality of education

Definition of quality

The AUAS bases the quality of its education on three factors:

  • Study success rates
  • Student satisfaction
  • Position of alumni in the labour market

Study success rates

The number of students who earn a degree within the agreed period (four years) remained stable at 62% in 2020, despite the corona crisis.

Student satisfaction

Student satisfaction is measured annually in the Dutch National Student Survey, which is conducted among all universities and universities of applied sciences. However, in 2020 the NSE did not go ahead. The AUAS therefore conducted its own research into student satisfaction, showing 69% of students were satisfied (or very satisfied) with their programme in 2020.

Position in the labour market

The position of graduates in the labour market is reflected by the HBO Monitor, an annual independent survey. Based on 2020 figures (which looks at the position of graduates from the 2018-2019 academic year), some 94% of AUAS graduates found paid employment. Furthermore, 83% of graduates are employed (at least) at the university of applied sciences-bachelor level. Some 88.5 % of graduates found paid employment within three months' time.

Based on the above data, the AUAS considers the basic quality of its education to be in order. Nevertheless, we devote extra attention to education logistics to help improve student satisfaction and labour market success.

[reference date: 2020]

Published by  Communication 23 July 2021