Press releases and news

Universities to have more control over intake of international students

Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, has today submitted the Letter to Parliament on Internationalisation in Higher Education to the House of Representatives. In this letter he sets out a number of actions that are designed to enable more effective regulation of the intake of international students. The Minister will set to work immediately on a bill that will give universities legal powers to control the intake of international students more effectively at degree programme level from academic year 2025-2026 onwards.

Minister Dijkgraaf actively engaged in dialogue with scientists during Recognition & Rewards festival

During the Recognition & Rewards Festival on Thursday, 13 April, more than 250 participants actively engaged with each other on the different elements of the Recognition & Rewards programme. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, also participated in a workshop and engaged in a dialogue with scientists. During the festival, he was also handed the recently published road map 'Room for everyone's talent in practice' by the national Recognition & Rewards steering group. 

All knowledge institutions create new career paths this year

Dutch knowledge institutions and research funders are taking a new step forward in the Recognition & Rewards programme. This will involve the publication of a road map of concrete plans for the immediate future, including new career and development paths for academics.

Joint Statement on the association of the United Kingdom and Switzerland to Horizon Europe

Universities, university medical centres and KNAW advocate expanding European support for science

Horizon Europe is one of the world’s largest international funding programme for science and innovation. Nonetheless, the Dutch universities, the university medical centres and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have found that the Horizon programme could still be better equipped to make a real difference with regard to the great challenges we face.

Transparent conditions for the fast growth of university spin-offs

Today, Universities of The Netherlands (UNL) is presenting transparent principles for the transfer of intellectual property to (university) spin-offs. These deal terms, as they are called, regulate how to deal with intellectual property and universities’ share ownership in spin-offs that involve a researcher terminating their employment.

UNLimited - Call for Proposals 2023

UNLimited is the leading meeting of 2023 for everyone who works in, with and for universities.

Nettie Buitelaar appointed managing director of Biotech Booster

As per December 1, 2022, Nettie Buitelaar started as managing director of Biotech Booster. Biotech Booster was awarded almost €250M by the National Growth Fund last April, to accelerate the translation of biotech knowledge to the market and society.

UNLimited 2023 - Save the date: 28th and 29th of September!

On 28 and 29 September 2023, Universities of the Netherlands will host the UNLimited Festival: a multidisciplinary gathering for everyone who works at, with and for universities.

Reading material! First Recognition & Rewards magazine published

The first Recognition and Rewards magazine is out now!


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