The Dutch would preferably not break into their savings to pay off a study debt, it appears from a questionnaire held by the Nibud. Most of them want to have a buffer to fall back on to.
Students today are demanding a greater say. For this, the law does not have to be changed immediately, says educational expert Peter Kwikkers.
As you might already know the Study finance system is changing from September on, the control and finance administration office has made an overview of the most important things you need to know.
European universities are concerned about international trade agreements between Europe, Canada and the United States. It is thought they would constitute a threat for higher education.
Students holding a job in a beach tent, café or restaurant should be better trained according to the FNV Horeca. The union was warning about a growth in the number of industrial accidents.
On Thursday April 23rd, the 11th annual conference of the Vereniging Hogescholen (Association of Colleges) takes place. The title is: “hbo@work, the labour market of the future”.
Last week minister Bussemaker held a debate in the Upper House on the new study finance system. She did some interesting rulings and commitments. Read them here (in Dutch).
Ministers have to know for themselves whether the stricter standard tor top salaries will commence as of now, Minister Plasterk wrote to the Lower Chamber. They may also use 2015 as a transitional year.
The Ministers for Education and Economic Affairs think that research universities (WO) and universities of applied sciences (HBO) have worked hard enough on their own profiles. For this reason they will all retain the financing which was allocated to them for this purpose.
Research universities (WO) do not yet need to limit the salaries of their executives to 178 thousand euros. However, universities of applied sciences (HBO) must already comply with the stricter ‘Standardization of Top Incomes Act’.