Code of conduct languages of instruction
(Positive advices University Council d.d. 3-3-2010; CvB by letter km. S&C/389.373/sm d.d. 10-3-2010 to the University Council).
- At the UT both education and examinations in the bachelor’s phase are conducted in Dutch. Deviating from the first sentence a bachelor’s programme can be conducted in a different language:
- when it relates to a programme concerned with this language,
- when it relates to education within the framework of a guest lecture by a foreign teacher, or
- when the specific nature, the design, the quality of the education, or the origin of the students makes this necessary.
- The master’s education at the UT is conducted in English, because the specific nature, the design, and the quality of the education make this necessary.
- For all eduction conducted in English, the examinations are taken in English, unless the specific nature, the design, the quality of education, or the position of the student gives reason to take the examination in Dutch.
Concerning the provisions in this article the following conditions apply:
- it is the responsibility of the educational programme to prevent that offering education in English and taking examinations in English will be detrimental to the quality and educational feasibility of education,
- to guarantee the quality of education in English all teachers using English as the language of instruction in exercising their educational duties have to be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary command of English to execute the relevant educational duties properly. The educational programme to which an educational unit belongs will be held responsible for overseeing the compliance of this condition,
- to guarantee the quality of master’s education in English all students who wish to participate in the education concerned and the associated examinations, have to be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary command of English to participate. The educational programme to which an educational unit belongs will be held responsible for overseeing the compliance of this condition,
- if a programme concludes that teachers or students do not satisfy the conditions stated in the second and third paragraphs, the educational programme to which the relevant educational unit belongs has to offer the teachers and students the opportunity to satisfy the conditions after all. In this the educational programme expressly needs to take into account the condition as stated in the first paragraph.
- In the Education and Examination Regulation (OER) of each educational programme the language of instruction for the relevant programme needs to be stated. For programmes in English the OER needs to state in which way the programme guarantees that the conditions attached to this, as stated in article 3, will be satisfied.