In an online interview Freddy Weima explained that Nuffic would remain responsible for promoting internationalisation across the education sector in the Netherlands, despite some operational changes.
“In the long term, I still think Nuffic has a bright future ahead”
The organisation previously warned that 2019 proposed funding cuts could threaten internationalisation across the Netherlands and impact its work.
“We have to say goodbye to the Neso Network. Our offices abroad will close from 2021,” Weima said, beginning with offices in Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and China.
“It’s a political decision, and we can only respect it. We obviously think it’s a shame and hope we can find other ways of continuing educational cooperation in some countries.”
Funding for the Holland Alumni Network will end after 2021, but Nuffic “hopes there’s potential for some sort of relaunch, because it would be a real shame if the network was lost”, Weima added.