A new Call for proposals of the Industrialised Countries Instrument – Education Cooperation Programme (ICI-ECP) has been published on 14 December. This European programme supports cooperation in higher education between EU member states and four partner countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.
The photo submitted by Andrei Girz, a student from Romania, has been selected out of the almost 120 entries from 38 different countries for the Study in Holland photo contest 'Are you a pioneer?'. In 2013 two new contests will be organised to promote Holland as a study destination.
As part of its efforts to expand its network in Colombia, Nuffic participated in the annual EuroPosgrados fair with a Study in Holland booth. The Netherlands has appointed Colombia as a transition country with a focus on bilateral exchange and investments between the two countries.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is to be established by 2015, will affect the higher education systems in Southeast Asia. A new report prepared by Nuffic Neso Thailand looks at the effect of the AEC on the Thai system, in terms of institutional cooperation and its possible impact on the mobility of Southeast Asian students to the Netherlands.
When you visit one of Nuffic’s websites in December, you will see a pop-up box asking you to participate in a survey about the website. Nuffic uses the survey results to get an insight into your experience as a user of our website. If you respond to the pop-up by either choosing yes or no, it will not appear again.
On 4 December Nuffic successfully launched the Holland Alumni network in Germany in close cooperation with the Dutch higher education institutions and the Holland Alumni association in formation. More than 300 former students of Dutch higher education institutions residing in Germany attended the events in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg.
A special Russia seminar on higher education and institutional cooperation will be held in the Hermitage Amsterdam on Tuesday 19 March 2013.
Last month Science without Borders Holland (SwB Holland) successfully finalised its first call at bachelor’s level. The programme is now opening a call at PhD and post-doc level.
Higher education institutions, housing providers, ministries and local governments need to work together to improve student housing. This is necessary to ensure that the Netherlands remains competitive and attractive to local and international students, in addition to offering high quality higher education.
The Centre for Development Innovation integrates gender in their course on market access for sustainable development. Nuffic’s director Joep Houterman was invited to open a seminar due to Nuffic’s commitment to gender equality.
Nuffic offers detailed information on the education systems of about 60 countries in its ‘education country modules’. Apart from a description of how education is organised in a specific country, the modules provide information about the main qualifications issued in the country, as well as how these qualifications are evaluated in the Netherlands.
Nuffic Neso Russia has published an update of the report on education agents. The report has an updated list of Russian agents that Nuffic Neso Russia is in contact with, including information on three new agents.
Two Russian universities in Siberia want to start cooperation with Dutch higher education institutions. The areas of interest are Arts and Design, Architecture (urban studies) and Economics. You can find more details in the Call for Partners provided by the Nuffic Neso office in Russia.
Outcomes of a survey held by Nuffic Neso Taipei show that in Taiwanese society parents play an important role in the decision-making processes of their offspring, when it comes to studying abroad.
From 29 October to 6 November eighteen Dutch higher education institutions met with around 12,000 prospective students from Indonesia at various events in Yogyakarta, Semarang, Jakarta and Medan. Indonesia is increasingly offering opportunities for student recruitment and institutional cooperation, due to its rapid economic growth and the priority given to internationalisation of higher education.
Nuffic has published reports of a survey held by our Neso offices among prospective students who showed interest in studying abroad. The reports give insight into who these students are, how their decision to go abroad comes about and what image they have of Dutch higher education.
International students in the Netherlands, Holland alumni and students aspiring to study in Holland can win an iPad with their own photograph, showing that they are pioneers. With this contest Study in Holland, the Nuffic initiative to promote Holland as a study destination, wants to reach out to as many international students as possible. Their message: Holland is a country of true pioneers, where international students are challenged to execute their innovative ideas.
It’s a typical Dutch canal house, just like tourists remember seeing in cities like Amsterdam. It has two big Dutch flags waving in the wind near the window on the fourth floor. The façade is painted bright orange. Study in Holland, the Nuffic initiative to promote Holland as a study destination, uses this image to make information about the Dutch higher education system easily accessible.
Neso China has published a new updated online brochure for Dutch students who are interested in studying in China. The new publication reflects the increasing amount of Chinese universities offering programmes taught in English for international students.
The Netherlands Alumni Network in Russia (NANR) will hold their third “Welcome Back!” Seminar on Wednesday 14 November. Every recent graduate of a Dutch higher education institution is more than welcome to join this event.