Groningen University’s Campus Fryslân attracts fewer students from Friesland than expected, provincial deputy Friso Douwstra says. The politician expressed his disappointment that the study fund for local students, set up by the Provincial Council, is barely being used. “Only five Frisian students registered at Campus Fryslân last year. As a provincial authority, we, of course, welcome all students, wherever they come from, but five registrations from Friesland is too little,” Douwstra was quoted by the Omrop Fryslân as saying.
The Frisian councilor remains optimistic, however, about the long-term prospects of the Leeuwarden Campus, especially considering that its bachelor’s degree ‘Global Responsibility and Leadership’ is rated as one of the best in the country.
At the moment, for the broad bachelor’s and master’s degrees together, the number of students is 382, where there were 800 to 1,000 expected. Douwstra hopes there will be more registrations in the new academic year. Still, the existing study fund will have to be modified to reflect the reality, he says.