University of Groningen opens a campus in China

University of Groningen will be the first Dutch university to start a campus in China. Next year a so-called “branch campus” will be opened in the city of Yantai, Shandong Province, China.

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Additionally, Fred Sengers also gave his opinion on Elsevier. Please click here for further details.

Neso China’s education campaign continues

Neso China has developed a strategic plan to promote Dutch higher education in 2015. Among the key factors the upcoming years will be joint branding and promotional campaign with the Embassy of the Netherlands, the four consulates and Dutch organisations active in China, says Neso China director Charles Hoedt.

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More and more international students in university programmes

The total number of students registered with a Dutch government-funded university on 1 October 2014 was 253,482. A proportion of these students have completed the prerequisite studies abroad and are not Dutch citizens (otherwise referred to as ‘international students’).

The largest group of non-EU international students originates from China.

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International PhD in TU/e can count on the buddy

Best practice ofr young talent- Eindhoven University of Technology

You are at Schiphol airport as a foreign doctoral student, ready to study in an Dutch univeristy. However, how do you find connection in such a new country, far away from your familiar surroundings? TU/e assists international staffs to the way by connecting them to a buddy.

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Cleveringa lecture in Shanghai, December 1

The Cleveringa lecture is a traditional, worldwide event initiated by the Leiden University Foundation and is organized with support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai and the Netherlands Alumni Network in China (NANC) of Neso China. On Monday December 1st, the Leiden Cleveringa Lecture will be held in Shanghai by prof. dr.Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University. Prof.Stolker will give the lecture called “The research university in 2035; scenarios for the future.” Besides Leiden alumni, this event is open to all Holland alumni who are interested in this topic.

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Source: Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, China

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between China and the Netherlands. The Ministries of Education of both countries set annually 25 scholarships for study or research in China and the Netherlands. This scholarship was previously known as the China Program.

Application deadline: February 1st, 2015

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