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Here Nuffic staff and external experts provide background information on current events and analyse ongoing developments in international higher education.

TVET's turn to make its mark?

TVET's turn to make its mark?

Posted by Ad Boeren at Nov 21, 2011 12:00 AM |

These are clear signals that TVET and skills development are back on the agendas of the donor community after a two-decade absence in which basic education topped the agenda.

HR capacity building firmly embedded in Europe’s current growth strategy

HR capacity building firmly embedded in Europe’s current growth strategy

Human resource development is a major cross-cutting theme in Europe's overall growth strategy for the current decade: Europe 2020.

Towards new partnerships and funding sources for development cooperation in HE

Towards new partnerships and funding sources for development cooperation in HE

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Oct 31, 2011 12:00 AM |

The persistent financial crisis that has rung in with the new millennium has had a significant impact on the field of development cooperation, particularly with regard to budget.

National policies on internationalisation: boon or curse?

National policies on internationalisation: boon or curse?

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen at Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM |

The chicken or the egg? Is internationalisation a bottom-up or top-down process? It is probably safest to say it is both. But if that is true do they meet? And if so where?

Debating the value of NQFs in developing countries

Debating the value of NQFs in developing countries

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Oct 03, 2011 12:00 AM |

The rife use of old boy networks in job placement does not and should not make continued implementation of National Qualification Frameworks redundant.

Will new Dutch rule on offshore education hinder internationalisation?

Will new Dutch rule on offshore education hinder internationalisation?

Posted by Rosa Becker at Sep 12, 2011 12:00 AM |
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The Dutch government requires all students studying for a Dutch degree to have studied in the Netherlands for at least one year. Is this a clever move?

Costs and benefits of foreign students in the Netherlands

Costs and benefits of foreign students in the Netherlands

Posted by Sjoerd Roodenburg at Sep 06, 2011 12:00 AM |

Last week, Dutch newspapers published several articles on the costs of foreign students in The Netherlands. Especially the large number of Germans in Dutch higher education seemed to be a problem for some commentators.

Evaluation of Dutch support to capacity development

Evaluation of Dutch support to capacity development

Posted by Ad Boeren at Aug 18, 2011 12:00 AM |

On 4 August 2011 the Policy and Operational Evaluations Department (IOB) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a 'Synthesis report of the evaluation of Dutch support to capacity development'.

Mapping Mobility 2011: international mobility in Dutch higher education

Mapping Mobility 2011: international mobility in Dutch higher education

Posted by Sjoerd Roodenburg at Aug 17, 2011 12:00 AM |

This month, Nuffic published its annual publication on international mobility in higher education: Mapping Mobility 2011. The document gives information about the number of international students, their countries of origin, the most popular Dutch institutions and many, many other facts on international students in the Netherlands.

Effective Capacity Building for Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Youth Bulge

Effective Capacity Building for Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Youth Bulge

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Aug 15, 2011 12:00 AM |

Maximum effect in capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa can be achieved by targeting skills development at the youth bulge, with conscious effort on involving girls.

Scholarships forever?

Posted by Ad Boeren at Jun 27, 2011 12:00 AM |

The purpose of scholarship programmes

The Learning Agreement: still essential? How to set up and measure quality abroad

The Learning Agreement: still essential? How to set up and measure quality abroad

Posted by Hendrik Jan Hobbes at Jun 10, 2011 10:00 AM |

Both the quality of Erasmus mobility and the recognition of credits remain returning topics when it comes to international credit mobility. There are several tools and initiatives that try to look into these matters. Some are older, like the Learning Agreement, some are younger, like recent mapping, benchmarking and quality assurance initiatives.

Emerging higher education hubs

Emerging higher education hubs

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Apr 28, 2011 10:05 AM |

Upcoming providers of international higher education in the developing world.

Quantity or quality in internationalization of higher education?

Quantity or quality in internationalization of higher education?

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen at Aug 29, 2010 10:00 AM |

In an effort to secure public attention, and possibly funding, attention of Higher Education management seems to focus on quantitative aspects. Although accreditation still plays an important role in informing the public about the quality of higher education, rankings have gained a lot of attention over the past few years.

Education development in Africa: the first 50 years of independence

Education development in Africa: the first 50 years of independence

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Aug 20, 2010 10:00 AM |

Forty-six of Africa’s 52 countries achieved independence from colonial rule between 1960 and 1966. It is 2010, exactly 50 years after the first ululations (uhmmm ... declarations) of independence were proclaimed. Time to celebrate!

Fond friends or hungry dragon? China’s increased higher education collaboration with Africa

Fond friends or hungry dragon? China’s increased higher education collaboration with Africa

At the end of August, government leaders from China and South Africa announced that they would advance bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including higher education and scientific research.

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