All 10 foreign offices of Nuffic, the organisation set up to promote the internationalisation of Dutch education, will get the chop in the next 3 years. The announcement was made this week. The Netherlands Education Support offices, or 'NESOs' as they are known, are located in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, India, Mexico and Korea.
Wittenborg helps Neso Russia celebrate its 10th anniversary in Moscow, whilst strengthening ties with its partners in Moscow. Yesterday saw around 15 Dutch research and applied science universities join the Nuffic in Moscow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Moscow.
Internationalisation in Dutch higher education has been dealt a major setback after it became public this week that the government is planning a substantial cut in the subsidy it gives to Nuffic - the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, which has been operating since 1952.
Representatives from Nuffic Neso Mexico, China, North Korea and Vietnam visited several institutions in the Netherlands, including Wittenborg, to learn what they offer international students, whilst providing valuable insights on student mobility in their own countries.
Dutch universities have been consistently successful in drawing huge numbers of international students. Now they want to focus more on attracting quality students from abroad, rather than sheer quantity.
Limited resources have been cited among the reasons for Nuffic's decision to close its NESO Thailand office at the end of the 2018. Wittenborg will attend the Dutch Placement Days in Bangkok on 15 November.
Wittenborg representatives spent a successful weekend at the Begin Undergrad Fair in Russia, talking to prospective students.
Wittenborg directors Maggie Feng and Peter Birdsall visited the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Beijing (China) yesterday to discuss recruitment of Chinese students to Dutch universities of applied sciences, and in particular to Dutch research universities. Their meeting was hosted by Neso director Mr Charles Hoedt, who is currently leading the ‘study in Holland’ initiative in China.
Over 70% of study abroad consultants and agents say that there is an increased interest in the Netherlands as a study destination, according to a Wittenborg University Press survey carried out during the 2018 ICEF Moscow Workshop held this week.