Hoogeschool van Amsterdam (Photo: M.Minderhoud/Wikimedia Commons) Hoogeschool van Amsterdam (Photo: M.Minderhoud/Wikimedia Commons)
Amsterdam univ. ends admin cooperation with HvA
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) are making an end to their joint administration. From January 1st next year, the two higher education institutions will stand completely separately from each other again. The past 13 years of administrative cooperation yielded too benefits, the Executive Board announced, the Volkskrant reports. This follows the publication of two reports evaluating the cooperation. "We attach very great importance to the cooperation between UvA and HvA", Geert ten Dam, president of the executive board, said, according to the newspaper. "But the reports indicate that there is no need for a single board of governors." In the coming months the UvA and HvA will discuss how this split is going to work. The UvA and HvA officially started sharing a board of directors and support services like the IT department and library in 2003, though they've been unofficially working together since the 90's, according to the newspaper. Initially the two higher education institutions hoped to merge into one, but the government would not allow this.