University of Groningen Launches New Science Programmes
Written on Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:43

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
BSc Astronomy
BEng Chemical Engineering
BSc Chemistry
BSc Computer Science
BSc Mathematics
BSc Physics
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.


EUNiCAS in Maastricht
Written on Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:43

At Maastricht University last week, as part of the Annual Conference of Cambridge Occupational Analysts (COA), Guy Flouch [Director of EUNiCAS] facilitated an information session between seven of the leading universities in the Netherlands and over 70 Careers Advisors from English schools.


Fears of Scottish Students Allayed
Written on Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:43

Times Higher Education Supplement 24 May 2012

Fears that Scottish universities would offer more places to undergraduates from the rest of the UK because they come with more money attached appear to be unfounded, research by Times Higher Education suggests.


Rise in UK Applications to Irish Universities
Written on Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:43

BBC News 23rd May 2012
The number of UK students who have applied to study at universities in the Republic of Ireland has risen by 28%, according to preliminary figures. The Republic's Central Applications Office (CAO) confirmed 2,455 students from the UK have applied so far this year, compared with 1,923 last year.

In the Republic, fees are much lower than in England, at €2,250 (£1,810) per year.


EU scores well in New Global Rankings of National Higher Education Systems
Written on Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:43

A new system of ranking countries said to be the ‘best’ at providing higher education was published recently by Universitas 21, the 15-year-old global network of 23 leading research-intensive universities*


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