ministry of education
Months after Wittenborg urged the Dutch ministry of education to investigate how the University of Groningen (RUG) went about distinguishing between public and private funding to finance their failed venture in China, it has now come to light that Groningen went to great lengths to bypass a ministerial order that taxpayers’ money must not be used for the deal.
As the Dutch Minister of Higher Education prepares to introduce a new policy on internationalisation to parliament this summer, the management of Wittenborg University has written her a letter urging against regulating the number of international students in the Netherlands. In its letter, Wittenborg also raises serious concerns about research universities' disregard for the Dutch binary system in higher education, specifically with regard to entrance requirements for non-EU students, for instance from China and Russia.
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