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Legislative changes in 2007 in Holland

13 January 2007, 11:29

The start of a new year invariably signals legislative change. We list the most important ones, from purchasing power to integration.


On Thursday 9 November the Law faculty council will decide on the introduction of more English-language courses at the department of European and International Public Law.


Eurogates

How to survive Dutch traffic

22 December 2006, 11:30

One of the first things you have to adjust to when coming to live in the Netherlands is the bikes. There are bikes everywhere and it seems to be the preferred means of transportation.


In three years' time the faculty of Economics and Business administration aims to offer all its Master's programmes, except Fiscal Economics, in English. Marketing Management is afraid of losing its appeal.


It is clear from those who go out to recruit talented students for their university that many prospective students consult global rankings. This increases the imperative to deal with this issue.



VU professor Elies Steygers talks about smokers’ rights in Trouw. Job applicants who smoke needn’t worry about missing out on career opportunities as a result.


The Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration is also participating in this experiment. But not one university tackled the experiment as broadly as did Leiden. Last year, there were test exams for the study programmes in French, German, Italian, history, and law.


From August 2006, every student at Tilburg University will receive twelve language vouchers. Each voucher will be worth one ECTS credit. Using these vouchers, students can take an average of two language courses at the Language Centre during their studies.


Second-year law students will be immersed in an English-language programme for a week each year. The English language will also be more interwoven in the regular study programmes, including the examinations.


Next academic year, Universiteit Maastricht will start a Bachelors study of European public health. The education ministry gave the go-ahead this week.