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Opening academic year 2021-2022

Het is bijna zover: de officiële opening van Codarts’ collegejaar 2021-2022 op maandag 13 september in Theater Rotterdam.

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Two new organ teachers

The Classical Music department of Codarts has two new organ teachers: Zuzana Ferjencikova and Christin Schmitt. They are the successors of Ben van Oosten, who will retire this month.

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NSE 2021: Codarts’ results look good!

On Wednesday 23 June, Studiekeuze123 published the results of the National Student Survey (NSE) 2021. The NSE is an annual survey among all students in higher education. And those results look good for Codarts: at the level of Codarts as a whole, we score above the national average for higher professional education (HBO) and above the average for comparable arts training programmes on the so-called core themes and the general satisfaction questions. And that is definitely an improvement compared to the NSE 2018.Thanks to all the students who participated, and to all the colleagues who ensured not only a great response, but also these results!Some important scores (the NSE uses a 5-point scale: 1 = very dissatisfied, 2 = dissatisfied, 3 = neutral, 4 = satisfied, 5 = very satisfied): – the training in general: 4.04– the atmosphere at your training: 4.40– would choose this course again: 4.12 (4 = agree, 5 = completely agree)– the teachers at the program (theme score): 4.17– involvement and contact (theme score): 4.17– study counseling (theme score): 4.09– feel safe to be myself: 4.30– feel at home with the training: 4.19 Of course there are also subjects about which our students are less satisfied (study schedules = 3.49, flexibility of the study programme = 3.53) and there are differences between programmes.In the coming period, the results will be fed back to the students. It is then up to the programme management to properly analyze its own results and to take measures for (further) improvement in consultation with the students and other stakeholders.NSE 2021The NSE is organized annually by Stichting Studiekeuze123 on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. An adapted questionnaire was used for the NSE 2021. For this reason, comparisons with previous survey years are not possible for all questions. The new questionnaire …

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Rosemarie Samaritter: associate professor of Arts Therapies

As of 1 September 2021, Rosemarie Samaritter will be appointed associate professor of Arts Therapies, a new line of research of the Excellence & Wellbeing programme line.Her research will focus on the role of the arts for (mental) health and aims to contribute to knowledge innovation in education and practice of the arts therapies. As an associate professor, Rosemarie Samaritter will also supervise PhD and postdoc candidates in the field of music and dance therapy, in collaboration with university partners and practice institutions. Rosemarie Samaritter – a certified senior dance movement therapist and supervisor with many years of clinical experience – already works at Codarts: she is a senior research fellow and the programme leader research at the Master of Arts Therapies.

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Codarts x Eurovision

This year the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in our beloved city of Rotterdam! Many Codarts students, teachers, alumni and staff are involved to make this huge event a great success. Think of working as a stand-in, playing for the delegations in the official side event, or simply being a Eurovision fan. In this short video series we will show you in 3 episodes the personal experiences of Shalisa, Ralph and Hans. Enjoy!

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Peter Somuah wins the 25th edition of the Erasmus Jazz Prize

On Sunday the 18th of April Peter Somuah was declared the winner of the Erasmus Jazz Prize 2021. The prestigious award for up-and-coming jazz talents was organized for the 25th time by Codarts Rotterdam, the Friends of Codarts Foundation and Nedspice. The award proved to be a great stepping stone for a number of successful jazz musicians, including Jan van Duikeren, Bart Wirtz, Louk Boudesteijn, Rik Kraak and Stephanie Francke. The final was presented by chairman Joost Patočka and could be followed through a livestream from de Doelen.

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Grants for young dancers

The Havo/vwo voor Muziek en Dans (HMD), the preparatory high school of Codarts, is very proud of its dance students Sven Guijt (class 5 havo) and Boris Oostlander (class 6 vwo) and of its former dance student Mats Winkelman (now first-year student Codarts).

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Student Life

Student Life recipe: Tofu bowl

From March 8 – 14, a national no meat week is organized in the Netherlands (https://weekzondervlees.nl/). Do you eat meat every day or do you sometimes skip a day? You don’t have to eat meat to be healthy and eating no meat at all is better for the climate, the environment, and for the animals themselves! Why not try this vegetarian recipe by our sports dietician Sandra Buijing this week?

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RASL minor ‘Re-imagining Tomorrow through Arts and Sciences’ awarded at Dutch Higher Education Premium

We are proud to announce that the RASL minor ‘Re-imagining Tomorrow through Arts and Sciences’ has been awarded third place (and a cheque of no less than 500,000 euros) at the Dutch Higher Education Premium.

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