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
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
Eminent Dublin-born astronomer, Professor George Kildare Miley (70), former Director of Leiden Observatory, has been honoured for his services to science, and named a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion. Professor Miley, a pioneer in radio astromony, is best known in the Netherlands
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.