The subsidy is to support ‘international chances’ for students and staff
Translated by Thomas Ansell
NHL Stenden has, along with seven of its European partner institutions, has been granted a 5 million euro subsidy by the European Union. The subsidy is known as the “Erasmus +” subsidy, and is intended to help broaden student and staff knowledge through international experiences. An example of this, reports the Omrop Fryslân, could be a research project where students from various institutions in different countries all contribute.
NHL Stenden is part of the RUN-EU consortium; the ‘Regional University of Europe’. The international group focuses on regionalisation of education- making sure that not only capital and major cities have world-class tertiary education. The institutions work on a number of current themes together, including livability, ageing and population change, and sustainability.
Erice Schaper, Chair of the NHL Stenden board said: “we think that international experiences are incredibly important for our students, staff, and entrepreneurs. The subsidy will allow us to create more opportunities and new possibilities for them.”