• 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 […]

     
  • Why Liberal Arts and Sciences is a valuable university program

    Why Liberal Arts and Sciences is a valuable university program

    By Jonathan Seib Between paper deadline 1, paper deadline 2, that presentation for course 3 you still need to finish and that coffee you still need to make to stay awake, we sometimes tend to […]

     
  • An interview with Sjoerd Sjoerdsma: from University College student to member of parliament

    An interview with Sjoerd Sjoerdsma: from University College student to member of parliament

    By Jonathan Seib All University Colleges of the Netherlands have (again) been labelled as excellent educational programs this year. It is therefore no surprise that their alumni should end up in the most interesting places. […]

     
  • UCSRN is critical of Keuzegids ranking of the UCs, Keuzegids promises change

    UCSRN is critical of Keuzegids ranking of the UCs, Keuzegids promises change

    Voor Nederlands, klik hier. On the November 15, the Keuzegids published their 2017 rankings of the Dutch University Programs. However, according to the UCSRN, the ranking of the Liberal Arts and Sciences/University Colleges programs is […]

     
  • A tour around the University Colleges

    A tour around the University Colleges

    By Hannah Vreeburg With over 8 University Colleges established in the Netherlands within a time span of 18 years, educating more than 4000 students, the interdisciplinary and engaging Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor has certainly […]