Allocation of 40 percent of the abolished student grants is still unclear

Allocation of 40 percent of the abolished student grants is still unclear

THE NETHERLANDS. After the abolition of the student grant in 2015, students were promised educational improvements. But will the 2.5 billion euros that is being made available up until 2024 also be spent on that? Research carried out by Folia shows that one in three universities and academic institutions do not as yet have a realistic spending plan in place.

Is it really that bad on the Grote Gracht?

Is it really that bad on the Grote Gracht?

MAASTRICHT. What is going on with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, a.k.a FASoS? Within a year, seven 'yellow cards' were issued by the national inspectorate NVAO ("a beating, we were terribly shocked," says an employee) and then the stories come out. Some are told in all openness and some literally pushed under the door of the Observant editorial office. That the faculty is divided into camps, that staff are on the brink of being overworked, that you could cut the atmosphere with a knife, that people are afraid to express themselves mainly because the management style is top-down, and so on. And also that this was “bound to happen,” that education has been neglected for years.

What is the truth in all these stories? Is it really that bad on the Grote Gracht?

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