Dutch universities are allowed to offer courses in English, the court in Utrecht ruled on Friday in a lawsuit filed against the universities of Maastricht and Twente. The association for better education in the Netherlands BON wanted the court to ban further Anglicization in academic education, ANP reports.
Association Beter Onderwijs Nederland (BON) is filing a lawsuit against the University of Twente, Maastricht University, and the Inspectorate for Education in an effort to halt higher education in the Netherlands turning increasingly English, ANP reports.
According to BON, "the care of Dutch language and culture is a core task for higher education". The association believes that switching to teaching in English is contrary to the law. "Dutch threatens to become a kind of provincial language", BON chairman Ad Verbrugge said.
The Dutch government and businesses in the Netherlands need to work together to create a kind of national firewall to protect important websites and apps against DDoS attacks, five experts in digital security plead in an open letter, NOS reports.
Currently banks, telecom providers, energy companies and other businesses all individually hire security companies to help prevent such cyber attacks. But that is not enough to stop these types of attacks, the experts warn. If they worked together, they could prevent an attack one one company from having success at another company.
Seven universities in the Netherlands made it into the top 100 of the Best Global Universities ranking. The University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are the two best in the Netherlands, according to the ranking. They're respectively ranked 13th and 14th best in Europe and 55th and 57th in the world.
Inspired by the public outrage around reports of American film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abusing numerous actresses, and thousands of women sharing their experiences on social media under #MeToo, Professor Vanessa Evers of the University of Twente decided to speak out about sexual abuse and harassment in the science world. "I thought: damn this does not just happen to beautiful actresses in Hollywood, but also to people like me", she wrote on UToday's website, AD reports. "Sexual harassment happens in all worlds."
There are significantly more serious incidents on Schiphol airport's runways than at other airports of similar size, AD reports after comparing Schiphol's figures with that of six other airports. All seven airports handle between 400 thousand and 500 thousand flight movements per year.
The Netherlands performed exceptionally well in both the World and Europe University Rankings 2017, according to Times Higher Education. All 13 of the Netherlands' main research intensive universities made the top 100 of the Europe ranking and top 200 in the World ranking.
The Netherlands outpaced the European average when it came to research reputation, citation impact and research productivity, as well as income measures to academic staff.
A University of Twente student says she has developed an algorithm that can help Twitter and Facebook determine if an account on the social media platforms was hacked. Meike Nauta says her algorithm analyzes six data points that can determine a hack to a 99-percent certainty, reports Dutch media outlet Computable.
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
This week the University of Twente installed an LED video floor intended to be used for better rehabilitation for patients with walking difficulties, for example due to a brain injury or after an accident
Dutch municipalities have little chance of success in arranging enough space to accommodate the ever increasing number of asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands, according to Marcel Boogers, professor of innovation and regional government at the University of Twente. If the approach does not change, "people will soon be sleeping on the streets", he said
The Dutch authorities' approach to the disaster of flight MH17 started out unnecessarily chaotic and complex. And the national organization for crisis management did not focus enough on cooperation with the involved organizations and the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, according to a review done by a team of researchers from the University of Twente.
Breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation have a better chance of surviving the first 10 years after treatment than women who underwent a mastectomies, according to research done by the Comprehensive Cancer Center Netherlands
With the popularity of DDoS cyber attacks increasing, more and more schools are also being hit. And the perpetrators are often the school's students themselves, doing so just for the fun of it or because they want to avoid writing an exam, according to Aiko Pras of the University of Twente
Dutch students find InHolland the most disappointing college in the Netherlands. Key issues at the college include the quality of the lecturers and the way manner in which the college deals with problems and complaints. The college De Kempel scored the best.
Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.
See where Dutch universities wound up in the new Shanghai Rankings of the top 500 universities worldwide.
The VVD and PvdA might face a big defeat at the upcoming municipal council elections on the 19th of March, as a study reveals that local parties are popular this year.
ScienceWorks and Elsevier just published the Valorisation Ranking 2013 to determine what research universities in the country contributed the most to the Dutch society and economy.