Student party UReka proposes to create a new minor programme focused on learning Dutch. ‘This would make it easier for international students to learn the language,’ says Hamza Riaz on behalf of UReka.
Amid the wide range of concerns raised about the huge influx of foreign students, one thing can be said for certain: they are a source of public revenue. Shouldn't this knowledge help put the worries to rest?
Universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands must ensure that their students once again learn to read and write proper Dutch, says the government. There will even be a standard for students’ ‘communication skills’.
Foreign students generate substantial revenues for the Dutch treasury, especially university students from outside Europe. However, the scale of this influx may pose a risk to the quality of education.
While the number of international students at the UT struggling with social and mental issues has grown, weekly women’s circles organized by the Collective Unconscious offer a safe space for sharing and learning. The founder of Wednesday Women’s Circle Julia Piedmont and two students participating in the meetings discuss the events’ benefits.
Internationalization is one of the focus points of the Vision 2020 of the University. As a result, we have seen a strong increment of international staff and students. This change poses some challenges but also brings opportunities. A lot of things have been said regarding the challenges a more diverse campus brings us. We feel the community could focus on ways to smoothen out the bumps in the road, and should embrace diversity on campus.
One third of the non-European first-year students on campus suffer from psychological and social issues that influences their study. Three kilometers away, in the ITC building, 99 percent of Master's students reach the finish line within the specified time. How does that faculty manage this?
With the ongoing internationalization of the university it is logical for UniTe, the umbrella organization of international associations, to take a more advisory role towards the UT. 'We want the voice of the international student to be heard,’ says Nynke Tilkema, chairman and ATLAS student.
The Hogekamp studios continue to be a hot topic on campus: the subject of parliamentary questions, ringing announcements on Facebook and critical newspaper columns. Particularly the costs encounter resistance. In the meantime, the first generation of residents has arrived at the former faculty building. Here are their experiences.
The University of Twente has started its first collaboration with institutes in Serbia and Armenia. Currently focused on the University of Belgrade, the cooperation aims to increase knowledge and student exchange between the Netherlands and the Balkan countries.
UT students and staff came together last weekend to share their most unique and colorful traditions at Culture Festival. The event at the UT campus enjoyed the support of many associations and volunteers.
The Student Internationalization Platform (SIP) continues to hold lunch meetings with international students to speak about the struggles they encounter when trying to integrate to life at the University. With the joint goal of providing practical solutions that can facilitate the internationalization process, the organizers were joined by a dozen of students during yesterday’s meeting.
Nederlandse universiteitsbestuurders die meer grip willen op het aantal buitenlandse studenten, kunnen een voorbeeld nemen aan Franstalig België en Oostenrijk. Daar hanteren ze wél quota, met goedkeuring van de EU. Hoe zit dat precies?