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Dutch universities ponder merger

Posted on behalf of Katrin Kohnert What do you do when science budgets stagnate? Three large Dutch universities think the answer is to intensify collaboration. They may even go as far as to merge with each other. Speaking at the opening of the Dutch academic year on 5 September, officials of the University of Leiden, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam — all located within some 40 kilometres of each other — said that creating a ‘Triumvirate of Science’ in the province of South Holland will be essential for maintaining their respective strengths. The three institutions are ranked 


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