Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

Latest Business Plan published

Latest Business Plan published

Latest Business Plan published

From 2003 onwards international students will share lectures with their fellow Dutch students. The University Executive Board considers the special English language MSc programmes too expensive, and therefore plans to integrate them into the Dutch courses. This according to the latest version of the Business Plan which the Board published this Thursday

WAU is planning to adopt the English-American structure for its education: a three-year BSc, followed by a 2-year MSc component. All Masters' education will be given in English. Where there are large groups of international students, the Board is prepared to consider providing special courses. For programmes which attract a large number of international students, such as the MAKS course, we can make special arrangements. In the programmes where there are only a few international students, these people will be expected to follow the course as it is offered for the Dutch students, explained Rector Cees Karssen in an interview

In the latest version of the Business Plan (now also referred to as the Organisational Plan) 24 chairs are due to be scrapped, six less than in the original plan. The social sciences are now better off: there will be new chairs for environmental policy and administrative law. The chair in development economics will also stay. Three international chairs, Paul Richards, Linden Vincent and Franz von Benda-Beckmann, who were due to go in the first Business Plan, will keep their positions. The chair for Gender Studies in Agriculture, occupied by Patricia Howard-Borjas, will not be retained under the plan. The Executive Board wants to appoint three assistant professors within different chair groups to carry out gender-related research

In the new plan the University is to increase investment in education. At least 30 million guilders will be set aside during the coming four years for computers and new teaching methods. The Organisational Plan was presented on Thursday to student and staff representatives for their approval. They will discuss the plan and pronounce judgement in June. K.V

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