"Let Universities of Applied Sciences Do What They Do Best - Teaching Degrees That Lead to Employment"
Despite being a hefty 134 pages long, the Dutch government’s new Strategic Agenda for Higher Education has drawn criticism for its lack of concrete plans and time frames for its execution.
The agenda was recently presented by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. The document sets out five key goals in line with current trends and needs in the education sector. It includes acknowledgement of the enormous pressure the education system is under due to growing student numbers and the lack of money for research.