The supervisory board of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam appointed Taco Dibbits as the new director of the museum. He will be taking over from Wim Pijbes, who is leaving the museum to work at the Voorlinde museum for contemporary art end July
GroenLinks parliamentarian Naima Azough was appointed the Netherlands' new special rapporteur on religious extremism. Up until the end of the year, her job will be to identify what works and what doesn't in the fight against radicalization and extremism in the Netherlands
The Netherlands' system of education is one of the best in the world, though there is some definite room for improvement, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a report published on Wednesday
Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education announced that 43.5 million euros was available for 17 initiatives aimed to better connect vocational education to the labor market. The money is intended to make it possible for vocational students to already work and gain experience during their studies, so that they are ready to join the labor market as soon as they pass their exams.
The wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will be on display in the Rijksmuseum for the first time on July 2nd, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science announced on De Wereld Draait Door on Thursday.
Over 73 thousand prospective students signed up to study at a Dutch university from September, according to figures from universities association VSNU. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to last year
The Netherlands is launching cultural projects in seven countries as part of the fight against "the ring of instability around Europe", Ministers Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Jet Bussemaker of Culture announced in a letter describing the Culture policy for 2017 - 2020.
Student and youth organizations called on Education Minister Jet Bussemaker to reverse the loan system and reinstate the basic grant to boost enrollment for higher education, in a letter sent to her on Friday. If the government is unwilling to do so, the organizations call on her to implement measures against the growing inequality in higher education
The Dutch government is failing in their efforts to reduce illiteracy in the Netherlands, according to a report by the Court of Audit. A massive 2.5 million people in the Netherlands can be considered illiterate.
Primary schools urgently need more money for language lessons for child asylum seekers. The government gives money for extra language lessons if a school has more than four asylum children, but it is not nearly enough, according to a study done by education council PO-Raad among 200 schools
Fewer students enter higher education directly after high school since the basic study grant was replaced with a loan-system last year. The percentage of students entering higher education straight from high school dropped from 71 percent to 64 percent, according to a letter Education Minister Jet Bussemaker sent to Parliament
The EuroPort Business School in Rotterdam no longer has accreditation for the bachelor's degree program in International Business and Management Studies. This means that the school also lost its status of a legal higher education institution and can no longer issue degrees, the Ministry of Education announced on Friday.
Reports of sexual abuse in schools are increasing, the Education Inspectorate announced on Wednesday. A total of 112 reports were received in the 2014/2015 school year, compared to 86 reports in the previous year. Dutch parliamentarians are shocked by these figures.
Education Minister Jet Bussemaker is not going to reprimand Tilburg professor Paul Frissen for comparing PVV leader Geert Wilders to fascism. According to her, the statements fall under freedom of speech and academic freedom.
A large delegation of the Dutch cabinet will be attending a gathering at the Belgian embassy in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the bombings in Brussels on Tuesday. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will give a speech.
While men and women in the Netherlands have about the same amount of free time, women spend more of their free time in care related duties and struggle to relax, according to a new study by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau and Atria.
The anti-Islam party PVV is furious about statements a Tilburg professor made about their leader Geert Wilders. Among other things, the professor called Wilders a fascist and said that all political parties should fight him.
The harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers in the asylum centers is out of control, according to the COC, the interest group for gay people. "If something is not done quickly for gays in the asylum centers, there will be deaths", Janneke van Maanen of COC Midden Gelderland said
About 120 thousand former students were fined a total of 56 million euros in 2014 and 2015 because the neglected to cancel their free public transport subscription after they graduated. That equates to an average of about 500 euros in fines for each forgetful former student, according to figures the Volkskrant got from education agency DUO.
A total of 9,972 school-age children in the Netherlands are not attending school for a short or long period. 40 percent of them are enrolled in a school, but have not attended for more than four weeks. The truancy figure is down from last year's 10,680, according to figures Education State Secretary Sander Dekker sent to the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday
Experts feel that high schools should standardly offer education about sexual diversity to boys, so that they can learn to treat girls and women with respect
Dyslexic students are no longer allowed to use spell checkers during exams. The College for Tests and Exams (CvTE) implemented this measure in October last years, because from this year spelling counts in examination
Microsoft founder and richest man in the world Bill Gates called on the Netherlands to continue investing in foreign development cooperation. It is important to keep the development budget at a decent level, even with the current high influx of asylum seekers, he said
The Ministry of Education is launching an initiative in which all asylum seekers in all asylum centers in the Netherlands will be taught about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The same information material that is used in schools will also be used for this