The Dutch investigative authorities like customs and the police do not work well together in combating drug trafficking in the port of Rotterdam, researchers at Erasmus University concluded after an extensive study commissioned by the Rotterdam municipality, police, customs and Public Prosecutor. Information is not always shared and the authorities mainly focus on so-called "retrievers" of the drugs, which means that the organizers of the drug shipments remain out of reach, the researchers said, NOS reports.
People in the Netherlands don't realize how much they are being watched in cities, according to the initial results of study 'Your Neighborhood, Your Data' by the universities of Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden. Dutch people are also happy to share their data, if they feel they get something in return, NU.nl reports.
The early results of an investigation into the severity of domestic violence in the Netherlands showed that incidents are repeated in the same families far more frequently than previously thought. The Verwey-Jonker Instituut announced the results in conjunction with domestic violence hotline provider Veilig Thuis.
They are looking into the behavior of about 1,200 parents and 1,550 children.
Dutch companies are finally again investing more money into research and development. In 2017 R&D investment will amount to 4.3 percent of revenue, the highest level since 2012, according to figures Erasmus University released on Wednesday. Investment into IT will increase to 4.8 percent of revenue, the highest level since 2009. Last year R&D- and IT investment amounted to 2.1 and 2 percent of revenue respectively, NU.nl reports.
According to the university, the R&D and IT branches are important indicators of technological innovation.
A construction method used in a parking garage at Eindhoven Airport that collapsed earlier this year, was also used in between 100 and 150 other buildings spread throughout the Netherlands, Paul Rijpstra, chairman of the Netherlands Construction Association, said to RTL Nieuws. Each of these buildings will be carefully inspected in the coming months.
The Erasmus University in Rotterdam evacuated and temporarily closed the Polak building on Woudestein. According to the University, the safety of the building's floor can not be guaranteed. The Ministry of Home Affairs called on municipalities across the Netherlands to check their buildings after it was revealed that the collapse of a parking garage at Eindhoven Airport in May was caused by unsafe floors, NOS reports.
For the second year in a row, the Netherlands has the most competitive economy in the European Union, and the fourth most competitive economy in the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Netherlands scored particularly well because of its strong base in, for example, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy, said Erasmus University - the WEF partner organization in the Netherlands, NU.nl reports.
Utrecht University is the best university in the Netherlands for the 15th year in a row, according to the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai University on Tuesday. This year Utrecht University got 47th place, compared to 65th place last year, NU.nl reports
The Dutch university and college courses with limited space received more than twice as many applications than they have space. The limited enrollment courses at Dutch tertiary education institutions have space for about 20 thousand students. They've received almost 47 thousand applications, the Telegraaf reports.
Researchers at Erasmus University think that the government should focus more on fast-growing businesses, instead of only on startups. The 2,800 fast-growing companies in the Netherlands created some 70 thousand jobs over a period of three years. "They are therefore the backbone of our economy", lead researcher Justin Jansen, professor of entrepreneurship, said
Protestors in favor of refugee rights were met with angry vitriol from supporters of the anti-Islam, anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders on Saturday. The PVV party leader was in Almere handing out flyers against an expansion of a refugee center in the Flevoland city.
Ab Osterhaus, a virologist at the Erasmus University, wants the Health Council to consider also vaccinating boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV), BNR reports.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb visits Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand from March 8th to the 13th. Aboutaleb is scheduled to share advice on floods and climate handling in Ho Chi Minh City, speak about crisis management in Bangkok while visiting the port authorities of both, the city of Rotterdam revealed in a press release.
According to psychologist and professor Hjalmar van Marle, health care professionals should be extra alert when it comes to disturbed people. He said this following the incident in the NOS building last night.
The new slogan for Rotterdam was unveiled yesterday morning: 'Rotterdam. Make it happen'. It replaces 'World Port World City'.
Seal sanctuary Pieterburen and scientists from Erasmus University have confirmed that seal flu is now also in the Netherlands.
The financial crisis seems to have affected not only the economy, but society as well as new research from the Erasmus University shows.
The Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University is one the best business schools in Europe.
Yet another case of fraud in science. Former professor Mart Bax from the Free University in Amsterdam has been guilty of serious scientific misconduct, forgery and plagiarism for about twenty years. He is not the only scientist who flouts the rules. An overview of the most famous cases of the past two years.
Methane release brought by climate change, specifically from melting ice in the Arctic could cost the entire global economy over $60 trillion in the next several years, according to a report published in the journal Nature.