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English-language teaching: the show must go on

In the eyes of the government, there are five good reasons for maintaining English-language teaching in higher education. Study programmes will have to meet at least two of the five conditions or switch to the Dutch language.

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Show must go on met Engelstalig onderwijs

Volgens het kabinet zijn er vijf goede redenen voor Engelstalig onderwijs. Opleidingen moeten minstens twee van die vijf redenen hebben, anders moeten ze weer omschakelen naar het Nederlands.

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UT students abroad sharing their experience

‘Do I regret coming here? I can say: NO!’

In the ‘old normal’, it was a come and go of UT students spending their time abroad on exchange. This year, however, the UT advised them against traveling abroad because of the pandemic. Still, a handful of students left. Three students share their adventure and how they experience the pandemic in Italy, New Zealand and Spain.

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Covid-19: Where does internationalisation go from here?

How will the Covid-19 pandemic impact internationalisation in higher education and research? To get the discussion going, Nuffic has mapped out four future scenarios.

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Corona: hoe verder met internationalisering?

Wat gaat er in de coronapandemie gebeuren met de internationalisering van het hoger onderwijs en onderzoek? Om het gesprek op gang te helpen, schetst Nuffic vier toekomstscenario’s.

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Korean UT students start their own association

Helping new students from Korea find their way, providing a warm community, and sharing Korean culture. Those are the key goals of the newly founded Korean Culture Student Association (KCSA). 'When the situation gets better, we hope to host physical events.’

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Coronavirus: more international graduates plan to leave the Netherlands

The Netherlands as an ideal country in which to live and work after graduation? As a result of the corona crisis, students from outside Europe are now less likely to stay after they finish their studies here. A new Nuffic survey reveals that just over half of new graduates are still planning to apply for a residence permit.

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Corona: meer afgestudeerde internationals willen weg uit Nederland

Na de studie hier wonen en werken? Door de coronacrisis zijn studenten van buiten Europa dat minder vaak van plan. Slechts iets meer dan de helft wil nog een verblijfsvergunning aanvragen, meldt Nuffic.

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More universities scrap international exchange plans

The number of Covid-19 infections continues to increase worldwide. Several higher education institutions have already cancelled their exchange programmes for the spring semester as a precaution. Others are still weighing up their options.

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Steeds vaker een streep door studie in buitenland

Het aantal coronabesmettingen blijft wereldwijd toenemen. Meerdere instellingen hebben hun uitwisselingsprogramma’s voor het tweede semester uit voorzorg al afgeblazen. Andere twijfelen nog.

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UT offers students and teachers the Autumn Challenge

‘A meaningful online experience’

A new project called the ‘Autumn Challenge’ aims to give UT students an international, interactive and meaningful online experience over the course of 12 weeks. Initiator Elena Tsigki explains what the project is all about.

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‘International classroom is not just a fashion statement’

The world in lockdown. How does that impact the internationalization of the UT? ‘We are and will remain an international university. Welcoming students and staff from abroad is part of our identity. We will make every effort to continue doing that, even if that means accepting risks,’ says President of the Executive Board Victor van der Chijs.

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Councils and student boards more accessible to internationals

As of this year, it will be much easier for international students to join a participation council or sit on the board of a student association. Internationalisation organisation Nuffic and the Dutch National Student Association (ISO) are pleased with the news.

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Medezeggenschap en bestuur toegankelijker voor internationals

Internationale studenten kunnen vanaf nu volop meedraaien in besturen en medezeggenschapsraden. Internationaliseringsorganisatie Nuffic en het Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg zijn er blij mee.

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UT must integrate internationals better

The internationalization of the UT creates problems, partly due to cultural differences in interaction. This is stated in a report on integral safety management. Crisis situations are also increasingly emerging. The UT should therefore invest in experts in this field, according to the advice of professor Joop Halman.

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UT moet internationals beter integreren

De internationalisering van de UT brengt problemen met zich mee, onder andere door culturele verschillen in omgang. Dat staat in een rapportage over integraal veiligheidsmanagement. Ook ontstaan meer crisissituaties. De UT zou daarom moeten investeren in experts op dit terrein, luidt het advies van ET-hoogleraar Joop Halman.

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Internationalisation: figures, pros and cons

Dutch Education Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven wants to prevent an excessive influx of the number of international students. Today she defends her plans in the Dutch House of Representatives. Ahead of this debate, here are some facts and opinions to put things in perspective.

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Internationalisering: de feiten en meningen op een rij

Minister Van Engelshoven wil voorkomen dat de groei van het aantal internationale studenten doorschiet. Vandaag verdedigt ze haar plannen in de Tweede Kamer. We zetten alvast wat feiten en meningen op een rij.

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Money and housing difficult for non-European bachelors

One in eight non-European new Bachelor's students had study problems in the last academic year due to psychological, social or medical circumstances. This is stated in the annual report of the Personal Circumstances Committee (CPO). The committee sees new thresholds for these students, such as money problems and housing.

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Geld en woning lastig voor niet-Europese bachelors

Eén op de acht niet-Europese nieuwe bachelors had afgelopen collegejaar studieproblemen vanwege psychische, sociale of medische omstandigheden. Dat staat in het jaarrapport van de Commissie Persoonlijke Omstandigheden (CPO). De commissie ziet nieuwe drempels voor deze studenten, zoals geldproblemen en huisvesting.

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