Chalmers University of Technology beat 250 other universities from 46 different countries in the category “highest overall satisfaction” in the newly launched Global Student Satisfaction Awards.
"This signals that the students are extremely satisfied with the way that the institution, city and environment support their journey in higher education" says Andres Proana Revelo, Digital Engagement Manager at Studyportals.
The global study choice platform that is based in The Netherlands is giving out awards for the first time. The awards are based on student reviews and the purpose is to contribute to the quality of education worldwide.
"We want to encourage universities to participate and encourage their student body to share that information. Thus, contributing to the transparency of study choice" says Andres Proana Revelo.
Grace Leadkeattiwong from Thailand is one of the students who has left a review of Chalmers at Studyportals. She is in the Master's Programme Software Engineering and Technology.
"In my opinion, Chalmers has the highest overall satisfaction due to the flexibility and the transparent system. Students are free to choose any elective course of their interest and their voices are always heard when they give feedback. The university also takes great care for causes such as equality and sustainability, making it a great place to study and equip yourself with skills and knowledge."
Aleksandra Pucolowska from Poland is another student whose review helped Chalmers climb to the top. She is currently in the Master’s Programme Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability.
"I like that my programme has many guest lectures from the industry. There is also a great sense of community here at Chalmers. We are proud of being Chalmerists."
The winners are based on student reviews in six different categories: overall satisfaction, student-teacher interaction, admission process, personal and professional growth, student diversity and quality of life.
The results of the global student satisfaction survey were announced at the annual NAFSA 2019 conference in Washington DC.
All the winners:
Overall satisfaction: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Quality of student life: Kühne Logistics University, Germany
Admission process: University of Tartu, Estonia
Student diversity: The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Student-teacher interaction: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Career development: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
About Global Student Satisfaction Awards
- The goal is to empower students across the globe to determine the best universities. It is an open call to both students and universities to contribute to the transparency of study choice, and to the quality of education worldwide.
- Reviews are taken into account from students who declared their date of graduation on or after 2016. This guarantees that these are experiences from either enrolled students or fresh alumni.
- Universities participate with at least 30 relevant reviews.
- The three highest rated universities are nominated for the regions APAC, EMEA and Americas. From one of them, the one with the highest rating is chosen as a worldwide winner.
Text: Vedrana Sivac