Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

International students are crowding out Dutch undergraduates

International students are crowding out Dutch undergraduates

International students are crowding out Dutch undergraduates


Dutch students are encountering problems following compulsory courses
because of the growing stream of international students that register for
the few courses given in English. The international students do not always
have sufficient background knowledge, which is lowering the quality of the
education. The executive board, however, is not prepared to spend extra
money on providing more courses taught in English.

An example is the course Genetic Analysis, which for the second time now is
heavily oversubscribed. “Thirty-two students is the maximum for this
intensive practical, and we had to admit 38,

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