Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

International students need to get more involved in social activities, but

International students need to get more involved in social activities, but

International students need to get more involved in social activities, but

how?

Interview with Dick Legger

He’s happy that finally the process of internationalisation of Wageningen
is being taken seriously. The path the university is taking shows hope for
the future, but the coordinator of the MSc programme in Environmental
Sciences, Dick Legger, thinks that the executive board still underestimates
the consequences of internationalisation for student life here.

In the past Legger has had to fight to make the university aware of the
international students; as he puts it the international side was ‘more of a
hobby’ for Wageningen. The advantage in those days was that the staff
involved with coordinating the coming and going of international students
were pioneers and enjoyed a large amount of freedom. But pioneering though
they were, they ran up against a brick wall most of the time, especially
when they tried to make the problems known in the head office.

Times have changed and Wageningen’s future lies in the balance as it faces
decreasing numbers of Dutch students. The university is banking on
internationalisation. “I’m happy with the way things are going,

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