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Employability is also a matter of attitude

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Written by Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:30
Employability is an important theme in higher education. Thorough knowledge of your subject is essential, but so too are practical skills, experience and attitude: knowing what you’re talking about, but also being able to anticipate change, take initiative and continue learning. For that you need good self-awareness, which is something…

A circle that can’t be squared

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Written by Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:41
Patrick Magee, former IRA volunteer also known as the ‘Brighton Bomber’, is never caught smiling in a picture. When asked at the end of the interview if this is a conscious choice, he confirms: “These are serious matters. When I let my guard down, some cameraman will catch me in…

PhD candidate piques professor’s curiosity

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Written by Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:07
As a researcher at the Dutch Inspectorate of Education, Margriet van der Sluis was fascinated by a recurring question: how to enhance quality control in secondary vocational education? She found her way to Professor Lex Borghans, education economist at Maastricht University (UM). Six years and one PhD later, some answers…

One-eyed man in the land of the blind

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Written by Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:09
From his humble beginnings as a medical student and later a radiologist, Loek Winter is now the largest private healthcare operator in the Netherlands. “My goal is to be to healthcare what Joop van den Ende is to the Dutch media.” He sowed the seeds of his career at the…
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