The pre-Bachelor’s programme for highly-educated refugee students with a background in IT is set to be continued after a very successful pilot phase. The programme will be extended from six months to one year and other areas of expertise will be included, such as the Built Environment and teacher training programmes for secondary education. Language lessons, courses to improve skills needed for studying and more in-depth subject matter will also be included in the improved programme.
Students from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht have won the Crossover Challenge with their idea for the ‘BEP’ app. The aim is for BEP to make it easier for care providers to communicate with ethnic minority patients by offering an effective translation feature together with cultural knowledge. The students have won EUR 10,000 to develop their idea into a proper product. The Entrepreneurship@HU Crossover Challenge called on students to convert an idea, creation or invention into a business opportunity.
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht students have given their school slightly higher marks in the 2016 National Student Survey than in previous years. This upward trend has been evident since the 2013 National Student Survey. HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht’s scores are a little bit closer to the national average now. The ‘Internship Experience’ theme received the highest ratings.
The European e-competence Framework (e-CF) that describes the competencies of IT professionals will be widely used in European institutes, organizations and companies, concludes Professor Pascal Ravesteijn of the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Process Innovation and Information Systems research group based on the results from a small-scale research study. The survey is the result of a collaboration between HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and EXIN, an independent certification body for IT professionals.