• The 7 Democratic Virtues of Liberal Education

    The 7 Democratic Virtues of Liberal Education

    On January 31st, 2019, Professor Dr. Teun J. Dekker was officially appointed Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Education in Maastricht. He based his inaugural speech on the book “On the 7 Disciplines” by […]

     
  • UCSRN Visit to Klankbordgroep Tweede Kamer: the Quality of Higher Education

    UCSRN Visit to Klankbordgroep Tweede Kamer: the Quality of Higher Education

    Last month, on November 26th, the UCSRN Executive Board was invited to a discussion about the quality of higher education in the Netherlands, adding the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) perspective. Present were several student […]

     
  • An Authentic View on University Colleges - Alumnus Interview

    An Authentic View on University Colleges – Alumnus Interview

    Authentic View – Interviewed by Victoria Mai Lance Bosch, AUC alumni 22 year old Lance Bosch, a beloved AUCSA president and valued UCSRN advisory board member, gives an authentic view on his college experience and […]

     
  • Reflection on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Survey

    Reflection on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Survey

    What can we learn from Liberal Arts and Sciences alumni? By Victoria Mai A recent study on Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) alumni, conducted by the University College Deans Network in cooperation with ROA, revealed […]

     
  • Debate with Parliament - Internationalisation in Education

    Debate with Parliament – Internationalisation in Education

    Position Paper shared with Parliament   Wednesday May 16th 2018 the UCSRN will take part in a roundtable discussion concerning internationalisation with the OCW (Education, Culture, and Science) representatives. Below you can find the position […]

     
  • The Nation of "Undertakers"

    The Nation of “Undertakers”

    On English in education and the question of Identity By Daniël van Hemert Lately, to an increasing extent, the atmosphere towards the use of the English language in Dutch higher education has turned sceptical. Although […]

     
  • Why we value our professors highly

    Why we value our professors highly

    By Kirsten Kapteijns In September, the Elsevier ranking was published. Overall University Colleges are performing well, but one topic deserves special attention: the high ratings of our professors, a fact that has also been acknowledged […]

     
  • To the future Minister of Education

    To the future Minister of Education

    To the future Minister of Education, University College students, in contrast to what people often think, aren’t necessarily the brightest students in society. UC students also aren’t the jack of all trades, master of none […]

     
  • When will our colleges start to educate us?

    When will our colleges start to educate us?

    By Jonathan Seib A while ago we met Prof. Hans Adriaansens, the founding father of University College Utrecht and Roosevelt. For nineteen years Adriaansens has successfully tried to establish the concept of Liberal Arts and […]

     
  • Are you an ‘excellent’ student?

    Are you an ‘excellent’ student?

    The second week of this semester, my supervisor said something interesting. There was a discussion on which students should be admitted to the honours programme, based on past academic record and achievement in the entrance […]