Around the world, emancipation often leaves a great deal to be desired. In the Netherlands, too, the process of female, male, gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender emancipation is not finished. As progressive as the Netherlands may be, women’s incomes, for example, are still eight per cent lower than men’s. EP-Nuffic zoomed in on these issues through an Emancipation Pilot Project.
Nuffic Neso Turkey, in collaboration with the EURIE Eurasia Higher Education Summit organisers, is offering a Study in Holland Pavilion between 17 and 19 February 2016 in Istanbul. The summit is attracting the higher education institutions from a region that accommodates emerging markets from Central Asia, Eastern Balkan and Middle East.
Dutch Science Talks is an educational project initiated by Nuffic Neso Russia in 2015. It is a series of ongoing lectures on different topic given by Dutch researchers for the Russian audience. The next lecture is about Arts, Politics and Public life in the City of the 21st Century.
Nuffic Neso Vietnam has developed new plans to promote the Dutch higher education system in 2016. Apart from Hanoi and Ho Cho Minh City, we want to focus on the middle of Vietnam.
In September 2015 Jasmin Beverwijk became the new director for Nuffic Neso India. She and her team will transfer the current Neso India office to a ‘full fledged office’.
This week, EP-Nuffic published details of the Syrian education system. This information provides an insight into Syrian diplomas and study programmes, and their equivalents in the Netherlands.
Early 2016 EP-Nuffic will launch a completely revamped online credential evaluation course for everybody who is active in this field. Pre-registration is now open for this must do course, which will teach you all the tricks of the trade.
With almost 700 registered members and counting STREAM, the online training platform for admissions officers, has proved a great success. Due to popular demand the training platform, which was planned to close late December, will be extended until late March 2016.
In November EP-Nuffic trained 26 selected Holland Alumni who are currently working in the Netherlands to support international students and alumni who also want to start a career in the Netherlands. With their various backgrounds, experience and enthusiasm these international professionals are ready to prepare, motivate and inspire international students and alumni for the Dutch labour market.
The number of Latin American students finding their way to the Netherlands continues to rise. Holland currently hosts an estimated 3,000 students from Latin America, most of them from Brazil, followed by Mexico and Colombia.
There is a growing number of scholarships available for Indonesian students who want to study abroad. Nuffic Neso Indonesia organises various initiatives to raise awareness about scholarships that can fund a study abroad experience in the Netherlands.
The NICHE programme has been extended with a new modality: the Joint Initiatives. This modality is developed as part of EP-Nuffic’s efforts to explore new ways of capacity building under the Innocap project.
This month our Neso offices in Thailand and Vietnam have organised a number of promotional events for Dutch higher education institutions (DHEIs) in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam and Thailand offer good student recruitment opportunities and face-to-face contact still plays an important role in the decision process of students looking for a study abroad experience.
The recent House of the Future event in Johannesburg, from 16 to 20 November, aimed to stimulate and celebrate cooperation between South Africa and the Netherlands.
As of 15 December 2015 you will find all of EP-Nuffic’s services and products on www.epnuffic.nl.
EP-Nuffic’s Board of Directors and staff are deeply shocked by the cruel attacks in Paris last Friday. Our thoughts and compassion are with the victims, their families and friends, and with all our French colleagues in and outside our organisation. We share in their grief and we wish them lots of strengths.
Mozambique and Dutch governments signed a letter of intent on integrated water management and flood protection during the Amsterdam International Water Week. The letter of intent relates to capacity building in the area of integrated water resources and flood risk management.
On 12 November 2015, the webinar 'Graduate employability – Closing the skills gap in Vietnam' was succesfully organized by Saxion. The webinar was supported by the NICHE Learning Initiatives Programme and was attended by viewers in Vietnam, India, Sweden and in the Netherlands.
The first cooperation agreement for the Living Lab Hospitality and Tourism (LLHT) was signed on 28 October 2015 in the presence of HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands during his state visit to China in late October.
Nuffic Neso South Africa recently attended two events celebrating the successes of the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE) programme in South Africa. The two events illustrate the positive impact the Netherlands has made with regard to building capacity in education in South Africa.