A file number of over 300,000 bachelor and masters diploma faculty college students enrolled at Dutch universities and universities of utilized sciences for the 2019-20 academic yr, based mostly on preliminary figures launched by the affiliation of Dutch universities VSNU. The affiliation calls on the federal authorities to take a place additional in elevated education, so that universities can maintain with the continuous progress in pupil numbers, writes Janene Pieters for NL Occasions.
The number of faculty college students enrolled at elevated education institutions inside the Netherlands elevated by spherical 4%. Worldwide faculty college students now make up 20% of the student inhabitants, based mostly on VSNU. There was a sharp improve inside the number of faculty college students registering to examine inside the nature and habits and society sectors. Legislation, economics and experience are moreover widespread analysis directions this academic yr.
In line with VSNU, authorities funding is not going to be rising on the similar cost as the student numbers. A deliberate improve on the speed of curiosity of pupil loans has moreover been scrapped, which suggests that elevated education is dropping out on €226 million (US$252 million) in the long term, the affiliation talked about. “To have the ability to proceed to supply top-level tutorial training and to deal with the workload at universities, substantial investments are wanted as an alternative of spending cuts,” VSNU Chairman Pieter Duisenberg talked about.
Full report on the NL Times site