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Frans Snijders introduces himself

The world I grew up in was very small. Not only did we hardly leave the village where we lived, but even in the village itself there were two separate communities that – as I remember – lived entirely alongside each other, with separate churches, separate schools, separate football clubs, separate everything. We had two […]

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Research into the preparatory year

My name is Jasna Mujakovic, and since September I’ve been the new researcher for the National Code of Conduct Commission. I graduated as an educationalist from the University of Groningen in 2018. While completing my studies I gained experience on the basis of a work experience placement and a subsequent traineeship at the administration office […]

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Letter from National Commission: HE institutions’ admissions policy

In recent months the Commission has learned with great interest of the various policy documents concerning higher education, including the Interdepartmental Policy Research on Internationalization (IBO), the government response to the IBO and the letter in which the Minister of Education, Culture and Science sets out the main points of the Strategic Agenda for Higher […]

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Follow up seminar Code of Conduct Higher Education

The previous newsletter contained the findings from the seminar organized on 10 October 2018 by the National Committee, in collaboration with KBS, LOShbo, NUFFIC, and the UAF. The seminar dealt with two main themes – the admissions policies of institutes of higher education for non-EEA students, and the support given to international students with regard […]

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Periodic survey about the provision of information and the use of social media

Every year, the Committee carries out a survey into the provision of information on websites of six selected institutes of education. It concerns the provision of information on the range of programmes and the accreditation of the teaching, the premises, the name of the institute, the internal complaints procedures, and the complaints procedure for international […]

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Rob Verhofstad introduces himself

In each newsletter, a Committee member introduces himself to the readers. This time, it is the turn of Rob Verhofstad. You may already know Rob as a member of the Executive Board of Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, or perhaps you met him during the Higher Education Code of Conduct seminar. At the […]

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Seminar Code of Conduct Higher Education

On 10 October 2018, the Code of Conduct Higher Education seminar was held. It was a valuable day in which much useful information was gathered. There was an open discussion with educational institutions, relevant governmental organisations and related parties. Experiences and best practices were shared and several points of attention were noted down. Two themes […]

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Information provision about the Code of Conduct

A study conducted last year by the National Commission into the provision of information on the websites of several educational institutions showed that the – current – text of the Code of Conduct was often missing, and that some of them contained outdated information, links and brochures. That is why the Commission recently checked the […]

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Application for a provisional residence permit in the context of study. Procedure a the diplomatic posts

(text by Martijn van Lith, senior policy maker Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Studying in the Netherlands as a non-EU student. Registration with the higher education institution has been completed, the institution applied for a residence permit to the Dutch immigration services IND for the student and this application has been granted. Ready to go […]

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