With the UK’s messy divorce from the EU reaching boiling point this week, the provincial leader of D66 in Gelderland, Michiel Scheffer, led a seminar talk at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Tuesday evening to shed light on the implications of Brexit for Gelderland province and Europe as a whole.
The Netherlands is the most popular study destination for German students after Austria, according to new numbers released by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies. The study looks, among other things, at where Germany sources its international students from, but also where German students go when they study abroad.
British students at Dutch institutions of higher education need not fear that the favorable conditions under which they are currently studying will change abruptly if no Brexit agreement is reached by the time the UK leaves the EU on 29 March.
After the British parliament voted against the Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) has indicated that it will meet as soon as possible with the University of Brighton in the UK to discuss its ongoing partnership. However, it was quick to reassure students and staff that in the short-term there will be minimal disruptions.
While it is feared that a Donald Trump presidency in the US will drive international students away, there are signs that Brexit is already doing that in the UK.
Transnational higher education and international students seem to be central themes to the discussions in UK higher education circles at this moment. 'Times Higher Education' has published numerous articles on the subject since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Given Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ close ties wi