Plans shelved

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A Dutch univer­sity has scrapped plans to of­fer full de­grees on a new cam­pus in China af­ter a row in the Nether­lands about aca­demic free­dom and high costs. The Univer­sity of Gronin­gen said on 29 Jan­uary that it had de­cided not to seek ap­proval from the Dutch min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion, cul­ture and sci­ence as there was “in­suf­fi­cient sup­port” from the univer­sity coun­cil.

In 2015, the univer­sity an­nounced plans to cre­ate a joint cam­pus in Yan­tai, a port city south-east of Bei­jing, with China Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity, of­fer­ing de­grees at un­der­grad­u­ate, mas­ter’s and PHD level.

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