The University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, announced recently that, for the academic year 2013-2014, it is launching ten new undergraduate Science programmes, taught through English.
Full details will be announced in the autumn but EUNiCAS understands that the university will be launching the following:
BSc Applied Mathematics
BSc Applied Physics
BSc Artificial Intelligence
BEng Chemical Engineering
BSc Computer Science
BEng Technical Engineering & Management
This announcement is timely in the context of increasing numbers of UK and Irish students applying for Science programmes and the recent declaration, in the UK, by The Lords Science and Technology Committee which says that universities are not producing enough science graduates with the skills needed by UK industry. It calls for immediate action to boost student numbers in science, technology, engineering and maths at undergraduate and postgraduate level.