A unique international team is participating in this year´s Batavierenrace. It includes only international students from ECIU universities, alias the European Consortium of Innovative Universities that the UT is also a member of. Many runners from the ECIU team are semi-professional athletes and are coming to the Netherlands solely to participate in Batavierenrace.
Finding a suitable accommodation near the UT is often problematic for international students. They usually don´t speak Dutch, they come from different continents and completely different cultures and they often need to travel. To find a person, who is willing to rent to them, is therefore extremely difficult. According to students, this situation is not made easier by the university, which provides internationals with maximum of one year of accommodation.
Taiwan has its own government, its own currency, its own capital city. Yet, it is not a recognized country, at least not in the eyes of the United Nations and most states in the world. What is it like to run a country, which technically doesn´t exist? That was the main topic of yesterday´s Studium Generale lecture by Maite Vermeulen, a journalist who had investigated this issue.