Should there be a greater English content in the
school paper: Univers, regarding the international
status that the university is aiming for?
Kim Hao Dang
K Sonam Lama
Luc van Hagen
There are roughly 800 international students
There are 350 exchange students.
Univers is mostly in Dutch.
25% of bachelor students to be international.
50% of master students to be international.
An online survey (Thesistools) has been used
to gather the data.
6 questions were asked.
132 survey’s have been filled in.
Are you a Dutch or an international
Most of the students are
Do you read the schoolpaper?
A lot of students
actually read the
school paper. Only a
small population never
Do you have any international
This shows that most of the
students don’t have
international friends. So
there is segregation 39.39
between the Dutch students Yes
and the international No
How would you rate your English
on a scale from 1 to 5?
Most students rate their
English as average or
1 2 3 4 5
Should there be greater content in
Like the university, the students
also support internationalization.
Would you read the university
paper if it was totally English?
It doesn’t really matter 40
whether the Univers is in 35
English or Dutch. Most 30
people will still read it. 25
1 2 3 4 5
No, I won’t read Yes, I would read
Most people will read the Univers if it is
written in English.
We had an interview with Ries
Agterberg, chief editor of the Univers.
The actual interview took about 15 minutes.
But due to technical difficulties we could not
show the whole interview.
Not enough money for Univers in two
Not enough authors who can provide quality
Follow the university in internationalizing
instead of the other way around.
University wants to be more international but
is not willing to pay more money for an
international school paper.
Univers is waiting for the school to be more
international, while the fact is that a school
becomes increasingly more international
when things like the school paper are
available in English.