Our Quality

Our Quality

General

At the end of the day, our students represent our quality. When they graduate, they take Hotelschool The Hague with them wherever they go. This is why we want to ensure that our students join a school where the quality of the educational programme and school facilities is Excellent.

Ranked TOP 6 worldwide by QS University Rankings
In February 2019, QS World University Rankings presented their rankings by Subject 2019, revealing the best universities for 48 different academic subjects. Hotelschool The Hague is ranked number 6 out of 50 in the world in the category best Hospitality and Leisure Management Universities. Read more

Ranked TOP 4 in Europe by CEOWORLD magazine
In June 2019, Hotelschool The Hague has been ranked No. 4 on the list of the best hospitality and hotel management schools in Europe for 2019, according to a new study published by CEOWORLD magazine. The CEOWORLD magazine ranking is unique among international higher education institution surveys, as it evaluates schools in terms of the full scope of their missions, including global reputation and influence, recruiter feedback, job placement rate, admission eligibility, specialisation, and academic reputation. Read more

Ranked TOP 5 by TNS Global
Hotelschool The Hague is ranked amongst the top 5 International Hospitality Management Schools by TNS Global, a world leader in market research, global market information and business analysis. The primary purpose of the 2013 survey was to establish the relative ranking of the various international hospitality management schools providing university-level programmes from which employers are likely to recruit staff for luxury international hotel companies. Read more

Best Public Hotel School, by Keuzegids 2017
Hotelschool The Hague has been named best public hotel school in The Netherlands . It is the second consecutive year that we have received this award. The research done by Keuzegids HBO 2017 shows that Hotelschool The Hague has the highest scores out of all public hotel schools in The Netherlands. Read more

Best Master in Business Administration by Keuzegids 2017
Hotelschool The Hague’s Master in International Hospitality Management has been voted Best Master in Business Administration 2017 in The Netherlands by 'Keuzegids Masters 2017'. The one-year MBA Programme is praised for the best connection with the professional field and its exceptional facilities.

Hotelschool The Hague is proud to add this accomplishment to its - already five years in a row- recognition of Best Public Hotelschool in The Netherlands. Read more

Bachelor Programme

Top 3 All universities & HBO schools in The Netherlands, by National Student Survey 2017
The 2017 National Student’s Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquete) results for all HBO institutions in The Netherlands have been published. On 12 out of the in total 17 measured themes, Hotelschool The Hague scored the highest of all public hotel schools. The themes give an insight in the general satisfaction of the current students of the school and Hotelschool The Hague students are very satisfied. The themes consist of amongst others the contents of the education (score 3.96 on a scale of 5), general skills (score of 4.31 on a scale of 5), the preparation to a career (score of 4.30 on a scale of 5). This year, two new themes have been added on which Hotelschool The Hague also has the highest scores; the pursuit of excellence (score of 3.81 on a scale of 5) and internationalisation (score of 4.42 on a scale of 5).
View the NSE Factsheet for more information.

Hospitality Awards
In both 2015 and 2014 Hotelschool The Hague was nominated as one of the three finalists in the category ‘Best Hospitality Management School’during the International Hospitality Awards. During the International Hospitality Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018, Hotelschool The Hague was also nominated as finalist in the category ‘Best Educational Innovation’ for the courses Lycar (Launching Your Career), MO Charity Event, the renowned Outdoor Programme and P.A.T.E. In 2017, alumna Claudia Pronk won an esteemed award in the category 'Best Hotelier'. In 2018, alumna Ellen Schmid won an esteemed award in the category ‘Best Professional Success’. 

Accreditation

In May 2018, a national and international audit panel consisting of the NVAO, ECA and The-ICE conducted an extended programme assessment of the Bachelor and Master programme. Please find an overview of the results per accreditation body below. 
 

NVAO
Our Bachelor programme has been awarded 1 out of 11 ‘excellents’ and 10 out of 11 ‘goods’ in the most recent audit of Dutch and Flemish universities by the Dutch/Flemish Accreditation Committee. The panel concludes that the programme meets the requirements for the distinctive feature Small-scale and intensive education. The panel also assesed the Master programme . It has been awarded 2 out of 11 ‘excellents’, 7 out of 11 ‘goods’ and 2 out of 11 ‘satisfactory’.  
The school is specialised, independent and dedicated. The selection procedure guarantees a community of talented, ambitious and motivated students that can help you get the best out of yourself. 
Read more: Summary NVAO Accreditation

The NVAO is responsible for quality assurance of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. It independently evaluates the quality control of higher education institutes in The Netherlands; accredits Dutch and Flemish higher education programmes and awards distinctive (quality) features. Visit www.nvao.net for more information.

The-ICE
The Auditors of THE-ICE with great pleasure recommended HTH to be fully-accredited.

Commendations: 
•    At both locations there are wonderful facilities. Absolutely world-class in Amsterdam. 
•    High-quality student work which was well-supported by services to students. 
•    Staff teaching was engaging, and staff were committed, concerned and connected to students and their achievements. 
•    The current thrust to develop research for hospitality leadership is an emerging strength. 
•    The Bachelor programme was well-established, performing well and rich in marrying operational and managerial competencies. 
•    The Masters programme is new, evolving and its direction in design and creative hospitality leadership are encouraged. 
•    The strong industry outreach and connectivity is acknowledged, with the involved alumni being a genuine strength. 
•    Internationalisation is embedded quite effectively in the life of the students, in subjects, through staff diversity and placements (for the Bachelor students). 

The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an international accreditation agency and a global network of leading quality tourism, hospitality, events and culinary arts (TH&E) institutions.  In the globally competitive education environment, the importance of institutional self-review, peer review by experts in the field, benchmarking, and best practice have never been more important. 
Read more: THE-ICE report
Read more: Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation

ECA
The audit panel considers the international character of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management programme, offered by Hotelschool The Hague, to be good. International and intercultural learning are so natural for the programme that much of it remains implicit. Verifiable objectives and explicit learning goals can strengthen internationalisation further. The curriculum and the staff create an excellent learning environment. An increase of the number of non-Western students can create an even more global environment.

Panel remarks: 
(…)The audit panel found that many intended learning outcomes of the programme have a cross cultural and international dimension and are related to international and cross cultural skills. They focus on the development of those competencies that are necessary to work in the international professional field of hospitality. Internationalisation is clearly incorporated and ingrained in HTH, so much so that it does not seem necessary to mention it separately anymore.(…) 
(…)The panel especially appreciates the residential start of the programme in Skotel and the mandatory international placement. In addition, the teaching methods are excellent. The international learning environment provides excellent conditions for achieving the international and intercultural intended learning outcomes.(…) 
(…) Staff members have wide international experience and very good intercultural competences and language skills.(…) 
The European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA) is an association of recognised accreditation and quality assurance agencies in Europe. The vision of ECA is to act as an internationally acknowledged driver of innovation in accreditation and quality assurance in higher education. With its expertise, networking and services ECA contributes to the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), promotes internationalisation of higher education and “state of the art” activities of its members.
Read more: ECA report

Bachelor Programme

Price / Quality

As a government subsidised school, Hotelschool The Hague offers the best price/quality ratio of all the top international Hotel Schools. Hotelschool The Hague is a state funded school and therefore the costs are very affordable. We are very proud that we manage to deliver the highest quality, as the recent survey by TNS Global shows. In addition to our strong accreditation, our students and alumni win many international awards in recognition of their achievements and talents.

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Since 1929 we are an international business school specialised in hospitality management.
Read more about our history, Board of Directors and faculty.