Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 08:31
Non-Western Students Struggling
In the Netherlands, the difference in academic performance between native students and non-Western students has increased, NRC reports. Over the past 15 years, the number of minority students has more than doubled, but they complete their studies less successfully than natives, according to a study by the Center for Diversity Echo. Delft University of Technology / Wikipedia To raise the performance of minority students, the Ministry of Education in 2008 gave €40 million to HBO colleges, while €3.2 million went to universities. The funding stopped in 2011, the NRC said. During the period, the number of non-Western students taking an undergraduate degree fell from 38% to 33%, while the number of native students also fell from 54% to 51%. Non-Western performed best Utrecht University, the NRC said.