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A collection of the latest news in Nuffic's field of expertise.

Nuffic optimistic about Dutch government’s stance on internationalisation

published Jun 06, 2018 09:29 AM

Nuffic is optimistic about the government’s vision on internationalisation of education. The letter Minister van Engelshoven submitted to Parliament today showed a nuanced stance on internationalisation in senior secondary vocational education and training (VET) and higher education. Nuffic is eager to contribute to the realisation of the Minister’s objectives.

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International students may now work more hours

published May 29, 2018 02:18 PM

International students from outside Europe are now allowed to work 16 hours per week in addition to their studies. The previous standard was 10 hours per week. The possibilities for taking part in an internship after graduation have been expanded as well.

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First call NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Training programme

published Apr 12, 2018 09:43 AM

Nuffic Neso South Africa and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) have announced the first call for application for PhD candidates from South Africa. The deadline for applications is 14 May 2018.

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Cheaper residence permits for international students

published Apr 10, 2018 02:04 PM

With effect from 3 May, the fees for several residence permit types – including those covering study, internships and the orientation year – will be significantly reduced. It will also be cheaper for companies to hire knowledge migrants. This has been decided by the Dutch government.

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International student population increasingly diverse

published Mar 08, 2018 10:16 AM

The international student population in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly diverse and now includes 162 nationalities. Study programmes in which foreign students enrol at Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences are highly varied as well. These findings derive from an analysis by Nuffic based on student mobility figures from the 2017-2018 academic year.

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STREAM platform has been updated

published Feb 26, 2018 01:35 PM

The STREAM online training and good practice platform for admissions officers has been updated and is available free of charge. The training module on recognition of refugees qualifications has been renewed.

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Automatic recognition: a necessity

published Feb 20, 2018 12:29 PM

By 2020, all countries within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) will be required to automatically recognize each other's bachelor's and master's degrees. Nuffic, together with partners from other European recognition centers, has investigated how this can be realised. The policy paper is now available.

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Work permit no longer required for voluntary work

published Feb 12, 2018 09:08 AM

International students and scientific researchers from outside the European Union wishing to do voluntary work in the Netherlands, no longer need a work permit (TWV) to do so. Instead, the so-called Volunteer Declaration (Vrijwilligersverklaring) is now sufficient.

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What made 2017 special?

published Dec 15, 2017 12:28 PM

In 2017, Nuffic turned 65! The Netherlands Commission for Unesco turned 70 and we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+. Perhaps we met during our annual conference, at the debate on internationalisation prior to the elections, or at the 8th National CLIL Conference. The event attracted more than 800 students, teachers, counsellors and other visitors.

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South Africa and the Netherlands sustain cooperation in vocational education

published Dec 06, 2017 09:06 AM

South Africa and the Netherlands have worked together intensively on improving technical and vocational education and training sector (TVET) since 2006. A responsive TVET is essential to offer youth job opportunities and foster economic growth. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has decided to take the next step in the cooperation by further investing in a system that currently supports more than 8,000 lecturers at public TVET colleges in South Africa.

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Launch Holland Alumni network – Netherlands

published Nov 24, 2017 09:17 AM
tags Alumni

On the 15th of November, the Dutch division of the worldwide Holland Alumni network was launched in Utrecht. This new student and alumni association will be known as Holland Alumni network – Netherlands and will provide a community for internationally (minded) students and alumni residing in the Netherlands.

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The 8 goals of the Orange Knowledge Programme

published Nov 10, 2017 10:45 AM

The Orange Knowledge Programme was officially launched on 2 November 2017 during the Dutch Knowledge Development Partner Day. Read all you need to know about this new Programme for Global Development in our digital magazine 'Orange Knowledge'.

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'FAIR gave us the incentive we needed'

published Nov 09, 2017 09:27 AM

Are your application procedures for international students as clear as you think they are? NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences took part in the FAIR project and learned that, as coordinator Marije van de Langkruis explains, “Communication with new students was not as clear as it could be”.

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'An enriching and eye-opening experience'

'An enriching and eye-opening experience'

published Nov 03, 2017 09:30 AM

This week (30 october-3 november) the Amsterdam International Waterweek/Aquatech takes place. This conference is attended by water professionals from all over the world. Pan Ei Phyu from the Myanmar Maritime University in Yangon is one of the students attending the conference. She was invited by Nuffic.

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Call for interest: doctoral training programme with South Africa

published Sep 09, 2017 05:17 PM

Nuffic and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) signed last May a doctoral training agreement. We are currently making an inventory of interest among Dutch universities.

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Call for Bachelor's and PhD exchange with Brazil

published Aug 08, 2017 01:08 PM

Nuffic and Capes have opened the 7th edition of Nuffic-Capes call for proposals. It foresees reciprocal exchange of PhD and undergraduate students. The deadline is 22 September 2017.

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Nuffic appoints two new Neso directors

published Jul 27, 2017 10:52 AM

Nuffic has appointed two new Regional Directors for Nuffic Neso Indonesia and Nuffic Neso South Africa. Peter van Tuijl will head Neso Indonesia, and expand Nuffic’s work in Southeast Asia. Mervin Bakker has been appointed as Regional Director of Neso South Africa.

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Enthusiasm abounds at US seminar on education cooperation

published Jul 06, 2017 10:19 AM

A lot of interest and enthusiasm was exhibited at a recent seminar in New York about educational cooperation between the Netherlands and the US. It should be holistic, multilateral, and include knowledge diplomacy. Opportunities abound and now is the time to strengthen ties.

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New European recognition report published

published Jun 29, 2017 12:20 PM

The FAIR report is the end result of the EU-funded project 'Focus on Automatic Institutional Recognition' (FAIR) that started in January 2015. It contains recommendations to further improve the recognition of foreign qualifications in Europe in the framework of international student admission and selection.

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Nuffic Neso Brazil moves to São Paulo

published Jun 21, 2017 07:18 PM

This summer, Nuffic Neso Brazil will be moving from Brasília to São Paulo. The new office, shared with Campus France, is located in the heart of the city. Under a new set-up, Simone Perez will replace director Ellen Bijlsma, who returns to the Netherlands, to head a small team of 3, which will start in São Paulo on 22 August.

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