These days it is nothing out of the ordinary for students to accumulate large debts. For almost 30 years preceding 2015, this was different. In 2015, the Dutch government put an end to the largely disliked basic grant. A story about hard cutbacks and wondrous promises. 'The situation completely exploded that evening.'
Een forse schuld opbouwen is voor de huidige student doodnormaal. Dat was bijna 30 jaar anders, tot de politiek in 2015 een einde maakte aan een basisbeurs - waar eigenlijk niemand meer gelukkig mee was. Over spijkerharde bezuinigingen en mooie beloftes. ‘Het ontplofte die avond volledig.’
In this series, our student writers ask other UT students about their opinion on a variety of controversial topics. Be it on a worldwide scale or a bit smaller, these students share their food for thought. This time: The left-wing political bubble of academia.
What makes Donald Trump’s rhetoric so powerful? How did he win over millions of voters and become the 45th president of the United States? Yesterday’s Studium Generale event shone a light on these topics.
Romanian UT student of European Studies, Antonia Raileanu, is on the list of candidates of a new Dutch party for European Parliament. By means of the website Ikkiesvooreerlijk.eu she wants to tackle corruption, work towards greater European integration and make free transport for students possible.