Mass media has reported that the number of foreign students in the Netherlands has reached a record in the academic year 2016/2017, and has doubled in the past 10 years.
Beijing Foreign Studies University in China has launched a nationwide search for students with the passion and talent to study the languages used in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. The specialized university kicked off an independent recruitment program to find candidates for 22 language majors that will be offered in the next academic year. Amongst others, Dutch is one of the languages.
For more details, see Eleven.
Detlef Lohse, professor of Fluid Science at University of Twente, was appointed at the Tsinghua University in Beijing as Chair Professor of Fluid Engineering. He will regularly stay in China. In addition to this inauguration, both universities have discussed closer cooperation.
More details can be found on AD.
Neso China invites educational consultant agencies to the event in Beijing on May 12 about the education in the Netherlands.
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A regional training center strives for more internships in China. A vocational school wants teachers to gain international experience. Another regional training center sets the goal of increasing incoming students’ mobility. The Sino-Dutch Shadowing Program, which helps these organizations on the way, will be over soon.
For more details, please see the news on Nuffic.
The Orange Carpet Award (OCA) for Best Practices in Internationalization was awarded for the ninth time during the Nuffic Year Congress on April 4, 2017. Projects and individuals who have recently provided a special cross-sectoral contribution to the internationalization of education were eligible for the award.
Please refer to Nuffic for more details.
The municipality of Capelle aan den IJssel is establishing an economic partnership with the Chinese city of Jiashan. The cooperation must boost the local economy and solve the vacancy on the Rivium business park.
For more details about the cooperation, see the news on AD. There is also an interview with professor Peter Ho about how to cooperate with Chinese.
In the production of food, groundwater is used in many countries more quickly than it can be supplemented. Deficiencies, in the long run, endanger the food production.
Almost everyone is affected by this, according to the researcher Carole Dalin at University College London to the BBC. “When water supplies run out, food prices go up.” Dalin, together with others, studies water consumption in agriculture.
For more details, please refer to NOS news.
It may then be a very different political system in China, but the inhabitants of the country are just as busy with certain themes as here in the Netherlands.
For a video about Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, see the news on NOS.