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Universities embrace vocational training plan


Dutch science minister proposes closer cooperation between academic and vocational education

The UNL association of Dutch universities has welcomed a plan to get its members more involved in vocational training and jobs-based professional education.

Science minister Robbert Dijkgraaf has proposed a system under which higher education and research institutions would play a greater role in vocational training. The UNL said the Dutch education system was “currently not well placed” to meet universities’ ambitions for quality, accessibility and a good connection to the labour market.

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