education

Students
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.

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Oct 25 '16 10:41

The municipality of Rotterdam blocked the opening of a Salafist school in the former ROC building on Vorkstraat by buying the building itself, the Telegraaf reports.

Getting help from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch embassy in Qatar, Rotterdam managed to convince the financers - Sheikh Eid Charitable Association - to drop their plans for the Salafist school. Part of the agreement was that the municipality will take over the building. Buying the building cost the municipality 1.7 million euros, the same amount the association paid for it.

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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.

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Oct 21 '16 17:05

The Netherlands is one of the EU countries with the fewest residents that have weight problems, with 13.3 percent of its residents being obese. Only Romania and Italy have fewer obese residents - 9.4 percent and 10.7 percent respectively, according to figures from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat.

Eurostat worked with figures from 2014. Ireland is not included in the study as the country’s figures were not available.

Students
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 6 '16 09:29

In the third quarter of this year collective bargaining wages increased by 2.1 percent compared to the same period last year. That is the biggest increase since 2009, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.

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Oct 5 '16 08:25

A member of Groningen student union Vindicat shot at the Vindicat house with an air rifle on Monday. The association advised the residents of the house to report it to the police. The board will also take internal measures

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.

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Oct 3 '16 07:28

Thousands of children unnecessarily don't attend school because some schools and municipalities put too little effort into finding a suitable place of education for them, according to former Children's Ombudsman Marc Dullaert in the Volkskrant.

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Sep 30 '16 10:30

LKVV, the umbrella organization for students' associations in the Netherlands, is against a ban on hazing. Groningen wants to ban hazing in the city after a Vindicat prospective member ended up in the hospital with a brain injury. But according to LKVV, a ban is going to far.

Sep 29 '16 14:20

The PvdA wants it to be possible for people to retire at the age of 65 if that is what they want. The party is calling for a flexible retirement age in its election program

Rijksuniversiteit_Groningen,_Hauptgebäude
Sep 29 '16 11:30

The municipality of Groningen, the University of Groningen (RUG) and the Hanze University Groningen wants to completely ban hazing in student associations, they said in a joint statement.

Students
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.

vindicat
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.

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Sep 29 '16 08:43

Almost 90 percent of Dutch teachers buy supplies for their classroom out of their own pocket, according to a poll by education union AOb. This includes stickers, books, filing cabinets and craft supplies. Some of them even spend more than 200 euros

vindicat
Sep 28 '16 12:25

An aspiring member of Groningen student association Vindicat ended up in hospital after he was hit on the head during hazing, the rector of the association confirmed to NRC. Rector Stijn Derksen called it a "regrettable incident" and said that the University of Groningen was informed.

Lecture Hall
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.

Students
Sep 27 '16 11:15

The number of Dutch secondary vocational students, called MBO'ers in the Netherlands, going abroad to study or follow an internship is increasing. On a total of about 160 thousand students, 5.8 percent gain experience abroad, according to figures from EP Nuffic

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Sep 23 '16 10:26

While the Netherlands is an all-inclusive society, it still sometimes happens that someone is rejected from a job because of their name, race or religion. And this does not only happen with adult jobs, but also with internships. Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education is therefore implementing more measures to more quickly identify and put an end to discrimination when it comes to vocational internships

Students
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 21 '16 10:20

The number of primary school pupils in the Netherlands has been shrinking for the past seven years, and that decrease will only continue, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In the year 2023 the Netherlands will have around 1.4 million primary school students, a decrease of 74 thousand or 5 percent compared to now.

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Sep 21 '16 09:44

GroenLinks wants 330 million euros extra to invest in fighting poverty among kids, and thereby preventing radicalization, according to the counter-budget the party is presenting on Wednesday. Party leader Jesse Klaver believes that more youth- and community work can go a long way in preventing kids from becoming isolated and radicalized

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Sep 19 '16 08:21

The number of kids being bullied at school in the Netherlands is decreasing, though it is till a problem many children face on a daily basis, according to State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education. This year 10 percent of primary school kids were harassed by a bully at least once a month, compared to 14 percent two years ago. In high school, that figure decreased from 11 to 8 percent.

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Sep 16 '16 12:00

The Islamic University of Rotterdam announced earlier this week that it will no longer cooperate with the NAVO investigation into the quality of the institution, Education Minister Jet Bussemaker said in a parliamentary debate on the institution on Thursday

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