Technology universities may have to limit admissions

The Netherlands’ universities of technology have warned they may have to restrict new admissions to their current level unless the government increases its funding, reports Dutch News.

Student numbers at the four institutions in Delft, Eindhoven, Enschede and Wageningen have increased in the last decade from 32,000 to 53,000. This is leading to overcrowded lecture halls and is putting pressure on resources, said Victor van der Chijs, chairman of the federation of technical universities.

Education Minister Jet Bussemaker said the government had no plans to make more money available and did not object to the idea of limiting student numbers. “Quality is the most important thing,” she told NOS Radio 1 Journaal. “Sometimes we need to set a fixed number in order to maintain it.”
Full report on the Dutch News site