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 representatives and Judith Tielen, a member of parliament for the VVD. During this dialogue, we highlighted the importance of  addressing issues of quality assurance, quality…

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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 transition to studying Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht Universiteit. Have a read to get an insight into his life post a Liberal Arts & Sciences…

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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 interesting trends. In this text, I will summarise the most important findings of this study and will ideally help students appreciate the LAS education more…

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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 paper that was send in regarding this debate.   English coverpage (summary) Dutch coverpage + full text

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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 it is difficult to put a finger on exactly where this change in atmosphere originates from, most of the news media started reporting on the…

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