Excellent standard achievedThe KNAW assessed the standard which students reached upon completing their Master's programmes as being excellent. The discipline specific requirements, academic learning requirements, the balance between structure and content and the quality of academic staff were assessed as good by the committee.
Good research environmentThe KNAW review committee stated that ‘the programme is embedded in a high-quality research environment [...] with good interaction between teaching and research.' They rated the final level reached by students highly, finding them to be ‘very ambitious'. The report also noted that ‘the research theses are of a very high level; lecturers and management emanate excellence".
The committee also stated that ‘the programme stimulates integration between the different perspectives of the three study programme tracks: neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science.' In addition, the committee ‘noted with satisfaction that the study programme is a learning organisation'