Not everyone approves, but it’s quite extraordinary the degree to which English is taking over as the primary teaching language at Dutch universities, particularly in post-graduate programmes. A recent survey showed that Maastricht University is leading the way. Of 19 bachelor’s cours
This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in a global experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education … Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have formed a $60 million alliance to launchedX - a platform to deliver higher
It’s not surprising that English is becoming the language most frequently used in Dutch universities given the number of English-speaking students coming to the Netherlands to study. Believe it or not, the number of UK students signing up for Maastricht University increased ten-
One of the most influential leaders of Delft University of Technology, Dirk-Jan van den Berg – former Netherlands ambassador to China – has come out strongly in favour of a controversial proposal to merge Delft, Rotterdam and Leiden universities into a single academic force. “Th
Good to see the chairman of the Dutch universities’ association, de Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten (VSNU), Professor Sijbolt Noorda, calling on academic publishers to allow open access to the results of research paid for with public money. He’s abs
It’s great to see that five Dutch universities are ranked in the Top 100 worldwide today. Harvard once again took the top spot. The highest Dutch placing went to Delft University of Technology, which came 51st. Then cameAmsterdam (71), Utrecht (78), Leiden (87) and Wageningen (1
La Bergerie is a fully modernized stone cottage in the heart of the Dordogne. In a quiet valley just three kilometres from the nearest town, it has a private swimming pool, beautifully-planted gardens and relaxing views over the countryside.