Most students won’t remember, but there was a time when the N=N-rule did not exist. Risbo, the Rotterdam Institute for Social Science Policy Research, studied whether ‘the past’ was better than the present.

Has the progress students make changed since the introduction of N=N, and is there any connection between successful student performance and the number of compensated fails? These were some of the questions to which the Risbo sought answers. The results were recently discussed in the University Council. EM studied the report and listed the main findings for you:

The University Council had its doubts about the research. How can the results be compared when the programmes are so different in structure and in rule enforcement? The Risbo cannot help this. At the beginning of March, the Risbo expects to be able to give more insights into the long-term effects of N=N.