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Ninety per cent of students report that they can get by fine. One-third even manages to put money aside. This is the outcome of a survey conducted among 300 participants of the Dutch National Union of Students (LSVB) student panel.


Holland: 'Second master's year unnecessary'

18 April 2008, 00:00

Employers and graduates have no need for a second year in the master's programmes, which now take one year, the Dutch schools inspectorate concluded last week.

"Students will become the focus of attention", says Kees Koedijk, the faculty of Economics & Business Administration dean of Tilburg University. By making the package of master's programmes more transparent and their names clearer, the faculty aims to become more attractive to international students.

In the Vrijhof Amphitheater at the UT, Ellen de Bruin, psychologist and journalist for the science section of the NRC Handelsblad, amused her audience with her portrayal of the modern-day, Dutch biking goddess, who handles life's small obstacles with her efficient practicality through rain, hail and wind.

Most university and higher professional education graduates in Holland do not stay long with their first employer. No less than 90% of starters quit within two years.

Student of MA in International Leisure and Tourism Studies Elena Starkova tells: I am working now! I am a tutor in my own school – Stenden University! Would you like to know how it happened to me? Then listen to my story.

Tilburg University has several ideas for how to spend the € 100,000 it will receive from the province of North Brabant to attract new students.

The TU/e will receive at least one grant in the first round of the “Starting Grant Competition” of the European Research Council (ERC). Luc Brunsveld, who will be appointed professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Technology in July, is to receive 1.25 million Euros.

The number of applications received from international students is climbing. The new strategy for recruiting international students seems to be paying off.

Student of MA in International Leisure and Tourism Studies Elena Starkova tells: The second module is over. Hopefully passed. But I am still waiting for the results.