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

Dutch impact on Mozambican Higher Education

Dutch impact on Mozambican Higher Education

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen at Jan 31, 2012 12:00 AM |

Earlier this month the vice minister for Education of Mozambique, Dr Arlindo Chilundo, visited Nuffic to celebrate Nuffic's 60th anniversary and to attend the Mozambique day organised for Dutch institutions that participate in the NPT and NICHE programmes.

Gender in the Dutch international cooperation strategy

Gender in the Dutch international cooperation strategy

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe at Jan 25, 2012 12:00 AM |

The more than 20 private sector development cooperation programmes that have recently been established in the Netherlands barely include a gender equality focus. Yet, at the national level, the government has articulated its intention to pursue women economic empowerment in its foreign policy. Can this gap between intention and action be closed? And how?

Student mobility to the Netherlands, compared with other EU countries

Student mobility to the Netherlands, compared with other EU countries

Posted by Eric Richters at Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM |

In an earlier blog I referred to Dutch students studying abroad. The same OECD data also allow for comparison between countries regarding student inflows, or better, regarding foreign students registering in the country.

Dutch students abroad in the academic year 2008-09

Dutch students abroad in the academic year 2008-09

Posted by Eric Richters at Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM |

The most recent data on Dutch students registering in other countries for study (diploma mobility), reveal a further growth of the number of students studying abroad.

Strategic choices

Strategic choices

Posted by Marianne Cox at Jan 11, 2012 12:00 AM |

Strategic choices in higher education was the main theme of a seminar held recently as part of an annual Netherlands higher education conference. Dutch higher education, as in many other countries, is facing massive cuts, reforms and the need to reorientate and refocus to safeguard its future.

Competing for the brightest students?

Competing for the brightest students?

This blog argues that vision and coherence are needed in Dutch international student recruitment policies at the national level. Some countries manage to do it, so why can’t we?

last modified Jun 27, 2012 11:34 AM