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…

Comments Off on The Nation of “Undertakers”

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 by Elsevier itself. Elsevier bases its numbers mostly on the National Student Survey (NSE, Nationale Studenten Enquete), which means that professors at the UCs score…

Comments Off on Why we value our professors highly

LAS Alumni Survey Fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, the University Colleges Deans’ Network commissioned a joint alumni survey of graduates of the University Colleges as well as other Liberal Arts and Sciences programs in the Netherlands. This survey aimed to discover what students did after completing their bachelor programs, including the graduate programs they attended and their current position on the labor market.…

Comments Off on LAS Alumni Survey Fall 2017

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 some make us out to be. We are hardworking students that can handle a steep learning curve facilitated by intensive and small scale education. What…

Comments Off on To the future Minister of Education