Fire on the roof of the Spinoza building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 Feb 2017
Feb 14 '17 16:55

Radboud University in Nijmegen was the site of a shortly lived, but quite intense fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to the university, a cooling tower on the roof of the Spinoza building on Montessorilaan caught fire during maintenance work. The fire caused a lot of smoke and the building had to be evacuated, but no one was injured.

The fire was under control by 12:55 p.m. and by 1:15 p.m. eight of the nine floors in the building was released. Students, lecturers and staff were allowed back inside. The entire building was released by 14:35 p.m., the university said on Twitter.

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Jan 11 '17 07:34

By the end fo this year, Dutch universities must employ 100 more female professors than they do now, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Sciende orered. She is making 5 million euros available over the next 5 years to attract suitable female candidates, the Volkskrant reports.

This is on top of previous agreements on appointing 200 female professors  by 2020. "In the Netherlands it's simply not going fast enough", Bussemaker said. She explained her policy on the field of scientific talent in a letter sent to parliament on Wednesday. 

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Sep 5 '16 09:15

About a third of Dutch university lecturers are unqualified, according to a study done by the intercity student consultation ISO

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Apr 21 '16 10:33

PhD candidates tasked with giving lectures are often unprepared to do so due to a lack of training and guidance, according to a survey done by PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) and intercity student association ISO

Jan 21 '16 11:39

Students, lecturers and parents are getting more influence on their own school or university in Education Minister Jet Bussemaker's new law that is being handled in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Thursday

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Nov 16 '15 15:50

Talk about the terrorist attacks in Paris in the classroom. Keep the discussion open. Because children often know pretty much what happened, but do not understand it.

Jul 7 '15 08:38

The bulk of the money saved by abolishing the basic study grant and introducing the loan system for students, will be used to hire more lecturers at universities and colleges. This would reduce the class sizes and give students a more personal, one on one experience.

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