Dutch universities have announced that they plan to teach courses wholly or partially online until February 2021, provoking shock and concern among some students, reports DutchNews.nl.
The University of Amsterdam’s economics and business departments have informed students that all courses will be taught online until the end of the first semester in February because “no one can predict what the beginning of the new academic year will look like”. The University of Groningen is reportedly planning to continue with online courses, as is Leiden University, which has discussed the possibility of making the move permanent.
Although primary schools are starting to reopen in the Netherlands this week, the government has not yet announced its plan for higher education. Some international students have told DutchNews.nl that the suggestion that their education might continue online well into next year came as a ‘shock’.