higher education

Jan 11 '17 07:34

By the end fo this year, Dutch universities must employ 100 more female professors than they do now, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Sciende orered. She is making 5 million euros available over the next 5 years to attract suitable female candidates, the Volkskrant reports.

This is on top of previous agreements on appointing 200 female professors  by 2020. "In the Netherlands it's simply not going fast enough", Bussemaker said. She explained her policy on the field of scientific talent in a letter sent to parliament on Wednesday. 

Oct 26 '16 14:30

A record number of about 265 thousand students were registered at Dutch universities this past academic year. That is a 2.5 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to the association of Dutch universities VSNU, ANP reports.

There was a hefty influx of foreign students as well as students transferring from VWO. The number of first year students in university courses increased by 9 percent to 52 thousand this academic year. The number of first-year undergraduate students increased in all sectors of education.

Oct 25 '16 12:47

An increasing number of students are in need of psychological help, but student psychologists are scarce at a number of higher education institutions, according to a study into the avilability and accessibility of student psychologists in higher education. The study was performed by student organization ISO and the Dutch institute for psychologists NIP, Metro reports.

Oct 24 '16 11:30

An increasing number of students are in need of psychological help, but student psychologists are scarce at a number of higher education institutions, according to a study into the avilability and accessibility of student psychologists in higher education. The study was performed by student organization ISO and the Dutch institute for psychologists NIP, Metro reports.

Oct 12 '16 12:55

The CDA calls for the basic study grant for all undergraduate students to be re-introduced in the party's campaign for next year's elections

Oct 4 '16 07:30

Three prospective members of the Amsterdam Student Corps (ASC) were hospitalized this past month during hazing, NOS reports. The students had to swim in canals and sleep between rubbish.

Sep 29 '16 10:55

Dutch universities are scrapping enrollment quotas on a massive 45 percent of their HBO-courses for the next academic year, according to the Keuzegids hbo 2017. That is dozens of courses.

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Sep 29 '16 10:19

Groningen student association Vindicat makes all prospective members sign a contract in which they promise not to say anything about hazing, according to NOS who has the contract in hand. If students fail to do so, they face a fine of 25 thousand euros. The contract also states that Vindicat is not liable for any damages.

Sep 28 '16 11:50

The Dutch government is investing 30 million euros into preventing dropouts and wrong study choices in universities, colleges and vocational schools. The money is intended for high schools to better guide their student in their choice of study and the jobs they hope to have when they're done.

Sep 22 '16 09:43

For the first time ever 13 Dutch universities made it onto the Top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, which was published on Wednesday. Though a number of the Netherlands' universities did have to settle for a lower position than they had last year

Sep 13 '16 13:00

The quality of theses written in the Humanities Department of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam is declining at a rapid rate, according to a study by the university newspaper Advalvas

Sep 5 '16 15:20

On Monday the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit both opened their doors for the start of the new academic year, officially ending the summer holidays

Sep 5 '16 09:15

About a third of Dutch university lecturers are unqualified, according to a study done by the intercity student consultation ISO

Apr 22 '16 09:18

Student and youth organizations called on Education Minister Jet Bussemaker to reverse the loan system and reinstate the basic grant to boost enrollment for higher education, in a letter sent to her on Friday. If the government is unwilling to do so, the organizations call on her to implement measures against the growing inequality in higher education

Apr 21 '16 10:33

PhD candidates tasked with giving lectures are often unprepared to do so due to a lack of training and guidance, according to a survey done by PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) and intercity student association ISO

Apr 19 '16 09:38

Fewer students enter higher education directly after high school since the basic study grant was replaced with a loan-system last year. The percentage of students entering higher education straight from high school dropped from 71 percent to 64 percent, according to a letter Education Minister Jet Bussemaker sent to Parliament

Apr 15 '16 09:22

The EuroPort Business School in Rotterdam no longer has accreditation for the bachelor's degree program in International Business and Management Studies. This means that the school also lost its status of a legal higher education institution and can no longer issue degrees, the Ministry of Education announced on Friday.

Apr 11 '16 10:28

Higher education institutions often give prospective students too positive or even inaccurate information about the job prospects awaiting them following the completion of a study program, according to a study done by intercity student association ISO

Mar 22 '16 07:59

The VVD wants to get rid of university and college study programs that have little prospect of employment. The party wants all courses to be assessed on usefulness and necessity once very few years, parliamentarian Pieter Duisenberg said

Mar 15 '16 11:00

Publishers of educational materials Keuzegids and Decaan.net are calling on higher education institutions to be more honest and transparent in information provided to prospective students

Nov 19 '15 12:16

The proportion of female professors in the Netherlands showed a slight increase over the past years. Last year 17.1 percent of the professors in the Netherlands were female

Nov 16 '15 12:51

A record number of 90 thousand foreign students are enrolled in Dutch universities this year, making up more than 10 percent of all students. 23 thousand of these foreign students are from countries outside of Europe.

Jul 7 '15 08:38

The bulk of the money saved by abolishing the basic study grant and introducing the loan system for students, will be used to hire more lecturers at universities and colleges. This would reduce the class sizes and give students a more personal, one on one experience.

Jun 2 '15 10:27

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education wants to reduce the amount of bureaucracy in the monitoring of higher education. According to the Minister, the emphasis is currently focused too much on accountability instead of improving education and this should change.

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