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‘I started feeling more and more handicapped at university’
Obstacles, in combination with her health, led to wheelchair-bound Lily Kenter’s decision to quit her university studies. “It was highly disappointing, constantly being excluded.” Utrecht University will learn from Lily’s experiences. Read more

British UUers live between Brexit fatigue and fear
As the Brexit soap slowly inches towards a climax, many British people in Utrecht are on edge. Some of them have become Dutch citizens, others are hoping they’ll be able to finish their studies or PhD without issue. Read more

The Uithoflijn tram will actually run
After years of delay, the tram is actually going to run in December. DUB got to join the test run. Read more

No new student campus on Archimedeslaan for the time being
The construction of 2,000 homes for students and starters on Archimedeslaan has been canceled for the time being. The nitrogen crisis is causing issues here as well. Read more

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Internationalisation policy
Internationalisation starts with clear language policy
blog University council-member Vincent Haes thinks the UU is too busy acting like an international university, instead of actually being one. He pleads that the UU should start at the beginning: a good language policy. Read more

Number of university students exceeds record-breaking 300,000
This year, over 300,000 students have enrolled at Dutch universities – more than ever before. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) also reports that one in five students – 60,000 in total – have come to the Netherlands from abroad. Read more

Student affairs
On the road with top rowing student Melle le Fevre: “We’ve got to win!”
DUB is spending a weekend on the road with top rower for Triton Melle le Fevre. Fellow student Nina van der Bent is amazed at the discipline he and his fellow rowers show every day in order to achieve the best results. “You just have to keep a close eye on your body.” Read more

Student debt rises to 19 billion euros
Total student debt in the Netherlands rose by 1.9 billion euros last year to reach a total of 19.3 billion, according to Statistics Netherlands. Read more

Master’s students looking for ‘failed’ research for new scientific journal
Four UU Master’s students are starting a scientific journal for articles that probably wouldn’t have been published otherwise. But that work could actually help advance science, according to founders Martijn van der Meer and Stefan Gaillard. Read more

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More than thirty additional charging stations for electric cars in the USP
What is special about these stations is that cars can also discharge energy, so the cars supply energy to the electricity network. The Utrecht Sustainability Institute and Utrecht University use this "Smart Solar Charging" for research. Read more

Percentage of female professors up sharply
Dutch universities are employing more and more women as full professors. Women now occupy 23 percent of professorships, according to the latest figures, which means nearly one in four. There are, however, considerable differences between universities. Read more

Students spend less time on hold for DUO
New figures show that Education Executive Agency (DUO) has made a big leap forward in terms of its accessibility by phone. In 2019, DUO reports that the average time callers spent on hold in the busy month of September fell to three minutes. Read more

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