Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Amsterdam School of International Business

Quality of Education

23 Nov 2020 00:00 | Amsterdam School of International Business

At the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), we have the utmost confidence in our employees and their professionalism. It’s our aim to collectively deliver high-quality education and applied research. This ties into our vision at the AUAS.

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 2019.

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 2019 the NSE did not go ahead. The AUAS therefore conducted its own research into student satisfaction, showing 72% of students were satisfied with their programme in 2019.

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 2019 figures (which looks at the position of graduates from the 2017-2018 academic year), some 96% of AUAS graduates found paid employment. Furthermore, 83% of graduates are employed (at least) at the university of applied sciences-bachelor level. Some 91.7 % of graduates found paid employment within three months' time - a significant increase on the previous year (89%).

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: 2019]