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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
According to State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education, the long May vacation for primary- and high school students is often stressful for parents who have one or more kids at home for three weeks. He therefore wants to schedule the May vacations in such a way that they only take up two weeks
A 34-year-old father knocked out a department director of a secondary school in Tilburg after the director reprimanded his daughter for using foul language
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
Both Amsterdam and Rotterdam made it to the top 20 of the 100 best cities in the world to live on Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Index. Amsterdam is in 11th place, Rotterdam made it to 19th
Many Dutch kids repeat a year of school before they reach the age of seven. This is especially true in Group 2 of primary school, where about 1 in 10 kids are forced to repeat. Last year it amounted to 18 thousand children
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
A total 588 children were removed from nine schools in the Netherlands believed to have ties to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to a study by Dutch newspaper Trouw. That is about a fifth of the schools' total student count.
Most of the Netherlands' universities dropped in this year's international rankings of the 916 top universities by QS. Last year there were five Dutch universities in the top 100, this year there are only two.
Primary schools should limit the voluntary contribution from parents as much as possible so that kids from poorer families don't get disadvantage, education volunteer group Leergeld Nederland said in NOS on Monday.
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