Engineers trained by the Chinese military often come to study further at Dutch universities, with the Dutch government doing nothing about it, according to Nieuwsuur. Using only public sources, the program compiled a list of over 20 Chinese scientists who gradated from a military university in China, and then obtained their PhD at the Delft University of Technology.
Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are a growing problem worldwide, but the Netherlands has this issue well under control, according to the PhD research of medical microbiologist Wouter Rottier from UMC Utrecht. If people in the Netherlands are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria, the mortality rate is no higher than infections by bacteria that can still be treated by antibiotics, Rottier found, NOS reports.
Tilburg University called in an external expert to check a controversial dissertation on Salafism in the Netherlands, following complaints that the study contains many errors. This move is remarkable, as the research was previously presented as a thorough study on radical Islam, NOS reports.
Most bisexuals in the Netherlands feel no need to come out of the closet, calling doing so artificial, forced and irrelevant. They find bisexuality an important, but not all-embracing part of their life that does not need to be emphasized, according to a study with which social geographer Emile Maliepaard will get his PhD at Radboud University in Nijmegen next week, ANP reports.
Four percent of Dutch live a "bisexual life". And 15 percent of Dutch have feelings for both men and women. According to the university, this is the first study ever done into the daily life of bisexuals.
Doctorate student Michael Afanasyev filed a complaint with the College for Human Rights against TU Delft because the university forbade him to defend is dissertation dressed in a 17th century pirate suit. Pirates are an important part of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which Afanasyev is a priest of, and he therefore feels that TU Delft is discriminating against his religion, the Volkskrant reports.
Ethnic minorities who are excluded from society are at a higher risk of suffering from psychosis. This phenomenon is most prevalent in second-generation migrants, according to psychologist Els van der Ven in the thesis for which she will be awarded a PhD by the University of Maastricht on Friday
Statistics Netherlands reports that the annual increase of new PhDs has doubled in the past two decades and women are catching up.
Arresting terrorists and bringing them to justice is the only measure that works against all kinds of threats.
PhD Student Stephen Peters of the University of Groningen has uncovered new research about one of the greatest scientific mysteries in nature and astronomy; dark matter.
The Chinese singer and PhD student Xiao Wang who appeared on Holland's Got Talent last year, only to be ridiculed to no end by judge Gordon, was invited by King Willem-Alexander to be present at the state banquet by honor of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping.