Universities are eager to select students with the best chances of graduating with a degree. Methods such as researching motivation are not very reliable. A prospective student will not always answer such questions honestly. It’s a much better idea to work with taster assignments. PhD researcher Susan Niessen discovered that this type of selection is a much better predictor of a good match between degree programme and student. In addition to degree programme and university choice, this approach can also be applied to job interview procedures and requests for sports or other scholarships.
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Polarization, cybercrime, personal injury, sustainable behaviour... These are just some topics of recent public academies. The themed lectures are one example of the many initiatives that have arisen over the past few years to spread knowledge and...
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Stynke Castelein is dedicated to helping people with severe mental illnesses to regain their place in society and to give meaning to their lives. She and her team are researching new treatment methods for people with severe mental illnesses. Her...
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