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 5 worldwide by QS University Rankings 2021
QS World University Rankings recently published their rankings by Subject 2021 and Hotelschool The Hague has maintained its place among the global Top 5 institutions for Hospitality and Leisure Management education. This year we have achieved an increase of 3,7 points in our academic score (79.2 for 2021 & 75.5 for 2020). The QS World University Ranking by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 51 subjects, and are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. Read more

Best Hospitality Managment School in The Netherlands, by Keuzegids 2021
Hotelschool The Hague has been named best hotel school in The Netherlands. It is the seventh consecutive year that we have received this award. The research done by Keuzegids HBO 2021 shows that Hotelschool The Hague has the highest scores out of all public hotel schools in The Netherlands. The Bachelor programmes at both campuses (Amsterdam & The Hague) received a top position. Read more

Great scores for Hotelschool The Hague's MBA, by Keuzegids 2021
Hotelschool The Hague’s Master in International Hospitality Management scored excellect in the 'Keuzegids Masters 2021'. The one-year MBA Programme is praised for its best connection with the professional field and its exceptional facilities. According to the research of Keuzegids Masters 2019, Hotelschool The Hague’s Master in International Hospitality Management has been voted Best Master in Business Administration 2019 in The Netherlands. The one-year MBA Programme gains an excellent score of 93 out of 100, and herewith receives the quality seal of ‘top degree’ of the Keuzegids.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

Bachelor Programme

High scores for our Bachelor & MBA programme, by National Student Survey 2021
The 2021 National Student’s Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquete) results for all HBO institutions in The Netherlands have been published, which graded our Bachelor programme with 3,89/5 and our MBA programme with 4,75/5. The results of the NSE are used for informing prospective students on higher education course programmes and for improving the quality of higher education. The results indicate how satisfied students are with their education. Hotelschool The Hague scores significantly above the benchmark in most aspects, both for the Bachelor programme and the MBA. The results show that, despite challenging times, students are very satisfied with lecturers and their commitment, guidance, and counselling. For example, HTH scores 3.9 out of 5.0 on the statement: ‘Lecturers are substantive experts.’  HTH students also rank the level of focus on international subjects in the course programme and the opportunities the programme offers for an internship abroad ‘very well’. Discover more facts and figures HERE.

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 a 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.
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