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Campus01 October 2020

No face-masks required at universities yet

Students and university staff are not yet required to wear face masks on campus, the website of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) states. But this decision is not set in stone.

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Education29 September 2020

Students take to the streets for real lectures

Students want more face-to-face education. They will call for this at a protest on Friday at Museumplein in Amsterdam. "I've only been taught online this year."

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Students15 September 2020

Thousands of students are demanding discounted tuition fees

Dutch universities estimate that between 20 and 40 percent of their classes are currently taught on campus. In response, students have started petitions demanding discounted tuition fees.

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Science14 September 2020

PhD students afraid to look for another supervisor

Many PhD students who feel trapped in an unpleasant working relationship with their supervisor are hesitant to switch supervisors. They are afraid that it could harm their career, according to a survey by the PhD Network Netherlands (PNN). “It would be academic suicide.”

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Science11 September 2020

Growth Fund: is science about to get the money it’s been asking for?

Over the next few years, the government will spend €20 billion on education & research, innovation and infrastructure. Is this the major investment that teaching staff and academics have been crying out for?

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Education08 September 2020

VVD annoys everyone with plan for 'mystery guest' at online lectures

Coalition party VVD has suggested the use of mystery guests to assess the quality of higher education. I really don’t think so, said Minister Van Engelshoven in response.

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Staff07 September 2020

PNN: more dubious contracts for PhD students than thought

For years, the proportion of PhD students with contracts that allocate too little time for their research has been estimated at 10 to 15 percent. However, that figure is likely to be higher, according to a new survey by the PhD Network Netherlands (PNN).

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Science04 September 2020

6 million available for mental health advice

The European Union (EU) has awarded a 6 million euro grant to research conducted by Marit Sijbrandij, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, and her partners.

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Students03 September 2020

Students catch Covid at secret parties

Since the start of the introductory activities, several Dutch cities have seen a marked rise in the Covid infection rate among students. However, the universities themselves are not to blame: the students contracted the virus at parties they organised themselves.

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Campus02 September 2020

Vinod Subramaniam leads national advisory committee on diversity

Higher education and research needs more female researchers and more researchers with a migration background. A new action plan also emphasises that something needs to be done to combat bullying and abuses of power.

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