In the third call of the Brazilian Science without Borders (SWB) programme 371 students were granted a scholarship to study in Holland for one year. Nearly half of the students will study at research universities. Fontys, TU/e and the University of Groningen receive the largest groups of students.
In February Nuffic launched the career portal www.careerinholland.nl as an extension of the Holland Alumni network website. Nuffic designed online promotion materials about the portal for institutions to share with their international students. An information session about all these developments will be held in June.
India is an attractive country for Dutch higher education institutions. Many institutions are already active in India and many others plan to become active in the future. For all these institutions it is crucial to keep up to date with the dynamic Indian higher education market. The updated Nuffic market information factsheet provides this information.
On 6 May Mr Shao Wei, secretary-general of the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and Mr Freddy Weima, director-general of Nuffic signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for further cooperation between the two organisations.
Nuffic was recently invited to speak at a seminar on higher education and international development in Africa. Several case studies presented a varied view on the important role higher education plays in the progress of countries.
The first students from Dutch and Indonesian universities are involved in real-life research projects in Indonesia after the opening of the Living Lab on 16 April. Nuffic introduced the Living Labs concept as an instrument to better position Dutch universities of applied sciences in the Neso target countries and regions.
Saturday 20 April the Nuffic-supported Huygens Talent Circle (HUTAC) hosted a seminar on the Dutch tax system for international high potentials. According to HUTAC president Ankur Sharma there is great interest among international students and young professionals to stay in the Netherlands after their studies.
Understanding the online behaviour of prospective students is key in today's education marketing. Nuffic published several reports about the preferred web portals and online behaviour of students in 2011. The reports covering Taiwan, Thailand and Korea have now been completely updated and are available on the Nuffic market information website.
In October the Netherlands will open the international higher education fair in Moscow and St Petersburg. Dutch higher education institutions can join the special Dutch Pavilion that will be set up by Nuffic Neso.
Nuffic is carrying out a study on formulating international learning outcomes, to develop tips and guidelines for higher education institutions.
The Study in Holland promotional materials have been refreshed and updated. They have new cover images, resulting in a fresh and recognisable look. You can order the new materials now to use for your promotional activities.
On behalf of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nuffic has produced a series of short documentaries on the results of the NFP, NPT and NICHE capacity development programmes. See what has been achieved in Mozambique, Bhutan and Uganda.
After a successful pilot in 2012, Nuffic Neso Indonesia has joined forces again with the Erasmus Taalcentrum and the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta to offer a free course on Dutch culture and language.
The Dutch and Russian Education Ministers have signed a new cooperation agreement on higher education and scientific collaboration. The agreement was formalised during the visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday 8 April.
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, recently issued her long-awaited policy document: 'What the world deserves: A new agenda for aid, trade and investment'. The document outlines the priorities as well as the focus of spending cutbacks. The document also touches on Nuffic's field of work, particularly on the NICHE, NFP and MSP programmes that Nuffic manages on behalf of the ministry.
Within the scope of the EC-funded PromoDoc project, a series of targeted appointments will be organised for early autumn between European higher education institutions and potential doctoral candidates in South Korea. Education institutions can now apply.
Two Russian universities, in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, are looking to cooperate with Dutch higher education institutions. More specifically, they are looking for partners in the fields of Economics, Business, Management, Education and Behavioural and Social sciences.
This year Nuffic and Capes are launching two calls for proposals: the third edition of Branetec and the fifth edition of Nuffic-Capes.
The online behaviour of prospective students is a key aspect of the contemporary education markets. For this reason, Nuffic has written several reports about the preferred web portals and online behaviour of prospective students in the Neso countries in 2011. Nuffic Neso Indonesia, Nuffic Neso Vietnam have published updated versions of these ‘online behaviour’ reports.
Nuffic has launched a new document download area for NICHE projects. In a continuous effort to make project management easier, all the necessary documents are now gathered together on one page and you can immediately see if the document is also available in a different language.