Plans dropped to hike student-loan interest rate

It’s official: the bill calling for an increase to the interest rate on student loans has been definitively rejected.

Minister: ‘Open access is not a done deal’

Significant hurdles must be overcome to achieve open access by 2020.

Piggy bank: minister rebukes research universities and praises universities of applied sciences

Being in the red is a sign that universities of applied sciences are budgeting more efficiently and using their own reserves.

BSA: minister wanted to put the cat among the pigeons

Opposition and coalition parties dissatisfied.

Minister: “Profit thinking must not dominate”

Higher education in the Netherlands is very inclusive, but there’s much room for improvement.

Off we go! English-taught degree programmes audited by NVAO

Degree programmes will have to explain how the chosen language contributes to the quality of the degree programme.