Morning newspapers - 15 January 2007

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De Volkskrant, More variety in higher education

De Volkskrant

More variety in higher education

The new chair of the university association VSNU, Sijbolt Noorda, is dissatisfied with the division between colleges of higher education and universities. "We need much more differentiation," he said. He said a division into five or six categories would be better. Universities are no llonger 'one-size' fits all, Noorda said. There are university colleges, broad-based English-language bachelor programmes, honours programmes, specialised bachelor degrees and extra courses for talented students, he said.

Nederlands Dagblad

Prime minister praises Bos and Rouvoet

Christian Democrat CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende expressed on Saturday his appreciation for the "positive contribution" party leaders Wouter Bos and André Rouvoet had made to the coalition formation talks. Balkenende said the three leaders are aiming to have a government in place before 7 March. 

De Telegraaf

Randstad in one council

To prevent the Randstad region declining on a national and international stage, a strong and decisive regional management authority should be established, a government-appointed commission has advised. The establishment of a regional authority would reduce delays in decision making and improve competitiveness.

Argument 'not cause of death ride'

It is pure coincidence that a rival group of friends from Heerde were in the vicinity of an accident in Wapenveld in which three boys were killed and a girl severely injured. The claim was made by parents of both the victims and suspects. But police are not so certain and investigations are continuing. Nevertheless, the two suspects were freed on Sunday night.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Building firm TBI eyes family companies

The Rotterdam construction and installation firm TBI plans to take over several Dutch building companies this year. Primarily family firms with an annual turnover of EUR 100 to EUR 150 million will be targeted, TBI chief executive Gert-Jan Woudenberg said.


Far-right sidelined

All democratic parties in the European Parliament will boycott the new extreme-right faction that is to be presented on Monday.


Special outpatients service for crying babies

The problem of an extremely frequently crying baby can be resolved in a couple of weeks, a trial with a special outpatients service for crying babies in the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem has indicated.

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Subject: Dutch news

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