Students value internationalisation
Students are positive about internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. This is the result of the recently published annual National Student Survey (NSE). For example, students value the international aspects in the study programme.
‘Internationalisation’ is a new element in the NSE this year. According to statistics, Erasmus University scores significantly better in this than the national average. Internationalisation concerns issues like promoting studies abroad, the degree to which students are encouraged to learn about other cultures and the international aspects of the study programme.
Internationalisation is an important theme in the strategy of Erasmus University. By offering an international classroom, it wants to optimally prepare students for an international working environment.
In the NSE 2017, the evaluation of the level of the programme is significantly higher than the national average. The latter is also the case for the distribution of the workload, the achievability of deadlines and the possibility to follow the desired courses without incurring delays.
Erasmus University receives the highest scores in the fields of internship experience and group size in workgroups and lectures.
The result relating to ‘study facilities’ is less good, unfortunately. Here, students were asked about the availability of workplaces and the University Library (UL). This was probably largely due to the closure of the UL for a radical renovation. On Monday 29 May, the UL will reopen after a two year refurbishment, making more workplaces available again.
The National Student Survey (NSE) is the large-scale annual national survey in which all students in further education are invited to give their opinion about their study programme. Over 728,000 students from seventy universities and universities of applied science were approached, 38.6% of whom completed the questionnaire. At Erasmus University, that was 28% (8,555 respondents).