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News from the North
The decision is final, there won’t be any more bachelor’s degrees in English, and the focus will be on more bachelors in Dutch. But now, questions like whether bachelor’s programmes in Dutch improve the education quality and whether taxpayers still get their money’s worth arise. A lot of economists don’t think so. It will likely […]
The suspected ex-member of a left-extremist group, Daniela Klette, was arrested in Berlin on Monday. She is one of three ex-members wanted for attempted murder and violent robberies. Klette (65) was living in Berlin under a false identity when she was arrested by the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA NI). Yesterday she was […]
Despite concerns over their impact on the value of art, copyright infringements, and their inability to consistently create people with the right number of fingers, AI generated images are here to stay. Anything you’ve ever imagined can be turned into reality with a simple click –admittedly with different degrees of success. The Northern Times explored […]
Feel at home in the North in just a few steps
We understand there are many things to take care of when getting settled in a new country.
That’s why it’s our mission to provide a welcoming space where you can take care of everything at one convenient location.
We helped 35,000+ international people
“I have lived in several countries (USA, Germany, Russia, Egypt) but I have to say that I have had the best experience at the Welcome Center in Groningen. Thank you again!”
“How happy it makes me to learn that the flowers got there and that they brightened up everyone’s day! This was my goal.
You guys work hard, and I wanted to make sure you guys know that your work is meaningful and very well appreciated in the city.”
“I would recommend the IWCN for new Internationals, who would like help finding their feet, but also for those who have been in the Northern Netherlands, as the information on offer is very extensive!”
“The idea to have such an office to welcome foreigners is a formidable one and this is a good tangible result. I wish there had been such an office, and people like you, 13 years ago when we arrived. It would probably have made our lives so much better, especially the first years!”