Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

Course directors not to be scrapped

Course directors not to be scrapped

Course directors not to be scrapped

Even after the fusion of the international programmes with their Dutch counterparts in 2003, the special coordinators for international students will be retained, according to Director of Education Bert Speelman. A number of programme directors were afraid that their work would be taken over by the study coordinators of the Dutch courses. This will not be the case, Speelman confirmed: Since we want to attract more international students, it would hardly be sensible to scrap the course directors. Only in the case of courses that attract very few international students will it be considered whether the study coordinators for the Dutch students can take over the work. The programmes which attract large numbers of international students such as MAKS will retain their own director

The University is proposing integrating the international MSc programmes with the Dutch courses. Once the University goes over to a BSc-MSc system, the MSc part will be taught in English from 2003 onwards. These plans form part of the reorganisation plan presented by the University Executive Board two weeks ago

The high costs of international education are given as the reason for the fusion. The University currently makes a loss on the international programmes, and integrating the international and Dutch programmes should put an end to this situation. At the same time the Board has made it known that it wants to attract more international students to Wageningen. It is not yet clear how they intend to do this: things should become clearer in a few weeks when the international action programme is made public. K.V

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