The Cyber Security Council, an advisory body to the Dutch government, is calling on the Ministry of Education to push more money into artificial intelligence and related courses, so that universities don't have to limit the number of students they take in. The Council calls a student limit an undesirable and worrisome development, NOS reports.
Universities in the Netherlands should be allowed to send failing students away faster, according to retiring professor Bert van der Zwaan of Utrecht University. Dutch universities have "too many students who actually belong in higher vocational education", he said to newspaper Trouw.
An 18-year-old girl who just barely failed a VWO exam, is challenging the outcome of her French exam in court. If she got only 0.05 of a point more on one answer, she would've passed and gone to university, according to her lawyer Wilco Brussee, AD reports.
Young people that graduated from a university or college find it somewhat easier to find a job than in previous years. People who completed a vocational course, however, are still having a hard time.
Not every institution will be allowed to call itself a university or a college in a new initiative proposed by Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker. The ministry proposed a law which more strictly defines names of institutions and awarded degrees.
There have been 675 instances of Dutch Senate members voting on issues that involved a potential conflict of interest, writes Volkskrant. External affiliations of senators are raising concerns about potential compromising of their voting decisions.
The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.
A record number of 253 482 students enrolled in a course at a Dutch university in the academic year 2014 - 2015, according to figures from VSNU, the association of universities. That is an increase of 2.1 percent compared to the previous academic year. The most popular courses in the current academic year is Law, Psychology and Medicine.
A debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict scheduled to be held at VU University Amsterdam on Tuesday was cancelled by the Executive Board of the university, with no plan to be rescheduled. University chair Jaap Winter is a strong advocate for debate of sensitive and controversial issues at universities, but described the timing as wrong.
Students and faculty who were peacefully protesting restructuring and cutbacks in the budget at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam did so without any issues and without the police making any arrests.
College InHolland is working on a special trainings program to instruct teaching staff how they should handle possible radicalization under their pupils. Papers from De Persdienst report on Tuesday.
After receiving a tip, the company investigation bureau investigated fraud at De Haagse Hogeschool, but found nothing. The school announced that the investigation began at the start of February.
Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.
Another person has been arrested following the false alarm threat that saw the InHolland University in Rotterdam evacuated on Thursday.