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Bart Noordam (ASML): “An investment in technological education is definitely profitable”
It remains difficult to understand: while the call for technicians in the industry is only growing, Technical Universities are closing the gate for certain courses. A maximum number of inflows is determined using a “numerus fixus”. According to the universities – among them the Eindhoven University of Technology – this is a necessary measure to safeguard the quality of education, but for the industry this a precursor to disaster. The magazine Forum of VNO-NCW has asked a group of technology-hotshots for solutions to this dilemma. ASML’s Vice President Development & Engineering Bart Noordam also offers a few.

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