Tag Archive | Community

“Students as university’s knowledge ambassadors? Introduction to the CHEPS OPENUNI project”

Author: Matt Bucholski

Today’s universities frequently engage in research in cooperation with societal stakeholders and industries. No longer are they ivory towers on the landscape of knowledge production, universities increasingly strive for societal relevance and valorisation of research. This holds especially true within the Dutch higher education system, where initiatives such as the Dutch National Research Agenda (Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda, http://www.wetenschapsagenda.nl) aim to provide scientists with topics and questions that different publics deem research-worthy. Read More…


“Internationalization!” and the student community – A case from a Dutch campus university

Author: Rainer Mensing

http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/manage/files/alumnilawn3_2048.jpgInternationalization has become a central theme for many universities around the world. Especially here in the Netherlands, this has become a major objective. Recently, the Vereniging Hogescholen, representing the Universities of Applied sciences, and the VSNU, the association of the Dutch universities, published a document in which they stated that they want to be one of the top five knowledge economies. Part of the strategy is to convey a common vision on internationalization (VH & VSNU, 2015). Next to these common commitments, there are also other developments that drive internationalization at some institutions. Read More…