Latest News

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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'.


'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”.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Doctoral training agreement South Africa and the Netherlands

published May 18, 2017 10:09 AM

South Africa and the Netherlands are proud to announce that in May 2017, the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and Nuffic (the Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education), signed a Memorandum of Agreement to enable at least 50 South African students to study towards a PhD in the Netherlands between 2018 and 2022.


Dutch Placement Days in Southeast Asia

published Jun 09, 2017 11:39 AM

Continuing the success of previous Dutch Placement Days (DPDs), this autumn the Nuffic Neso offices in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand will organise a new round of events in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Bangkok to help Dutch institutions connect with prospective students.


Capacity Development Programma for Lebanon

published May 16, 2017 01:19 PM

The Syrian crisis has led to massive migration towards neighbouring countries. In order to respond to this situation and contribute to a long-term improvement of basic facilities like education, employment opportunities and infrastructure, the Dutch government has made extra funds available to support countries neighbouring Syria.


Towards mutual TVET partnerships with South Africa

published May 15, 2017 08:12 AM

On 4 May 2017, Nuffic Neso South Africa organised a closure meeting for 2 NICHE projects at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria and a working dinner to discuss future plans. During the meeting, facilitated by CINOP, representatives of the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) and of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges shared their reflections on the projects and on the TVET sector in South Africa.


New Brazilian mobility programme in the making

published Apr 11, 2017 08:15 AM

Based on the evaluation of the Brazilian mobility programme Science without Borders (SwB) the Brazilian government is developing a new mobility programme to be called ‘Mais Ciencias, Mais desenvolvimento’ (More science, more development).


New call Van Gogh travel grant proposals

published Apr 02, 2017 07:04 PM

Are you interested in research cooperation with French researchers? Are you looking for means to help pay for the costs of visits to start up the cooperation? Then apply for a Van Gogh travel grant.


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