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Kazakhstan's Bolashak scholarship programme

Grants 16 April 2006, 02:30

Bolashak, meaning ‘future’ in Kazakh, is the name given to the International Presidential Scholarships Programme, which has been running since 1993. The Bolashak Programme is administered by the JSC Centre for International Programme of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science.


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The Netherlands: brain drain

4 April 2006, 00:59

Half of all young researchers want to go abroad once they’ve finished their PhD or postgraduate studies. They see it as a necessary step because of the lack of career opportunities in the Netherlands.


At least one student from each current and candidate member state of the European Union in the coming year. That is the ambition of the Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the Netherlands business school that celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year.


In the welcoming speech at the start of the Masters programme of Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Dutch student Mariska van Exel (who has lived abroad almost her entire life) heard that she would only have a weekend off between two blocks.


Three quarters of the law students would like to have more subjects to choose from in bachelor's programmes. One optional subject is not enough, in their opinion.



The SMIT-AEGEE Language Project is an informal program where you can learn a language in a pleasant, flexible manner from a fellow student. The project was started by Dorien Wesseling of SMIT and Paul Hoogstraten of AEGEE in 2002.


Jan Majkowski (26) could also have done the Masters study of Health Policy, Economics and Management in Poland, but there it would have taken twice as long, two years instead of one. And this does not mean that you learn more, he says. "It is just organised less well there, more bureaucratic."


In January the first international students will be moving into Horizon House, Hugo de Grootstraat 32. SLS has created high quality accommodation for international students and researchers in this former Legal Study Centre.


More attention should be paid to English language skills during the bachelor's programmes at the law faculty. That is the opinion of the law student fraction Vrijspraak. It proposes to introduce Legal Language Skills as a compulsory subject and to have some subjects given in English.


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Dutch universities climb the world rankings

16 January 2006, 00:54

Ten Dutch universities can be found this year in the top 200 universities in the world. The Netherlands is the only European country to have ten universities in the top 200. It is the second time that the top 200 list has been published by the renowned Times Higher Education Supplement.