News - February 16, 2006

Rector wants fewer Erasmus students

The rector, Professor Martin Kropff, wants to limit the number of students coming to Wageningen each year through an Erasmus or Socrates exchange programme. He announced this on Wednesday 8 February during a student council meeting. Each year about four hundred students come to Wageningen through these programmes, in stark contrast to the fifty or so Wageningen students who visit other institutions. One reason Kropff mentioned was the accommodation problem. At present, relatively large groups of exchange students come only a couple of times a year. This makes it difficult for the university to have sufficient living accommodation available on time. Kropff wants to spread the influx to remove the peaks in demand for rooms. / JH