If you look at articles at the pages of Dutch daily newspapers, it seems as if research in the sciences is predominant. Seemingly little research in the field of the arts is done. Many articles on these research topics are written by free-lance journalists. Often these are university graduates that have attended a course in writing. It therefore seems safe to assume that the participants of university courses in journalistic writing mainly will be scciencestudents. However, the opposite is true: the majority of the 800 students that attend such a course each year, originate from the arts faculties. 

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22 university courses in science writing in the Netherlands

Jaap Willems  

If you look at articles at the pages of Dutch daily newspapers, it seems as if research in the sciences is predominant. Seemingly little research in the field of the arts is done. Many articles on these research topics are written by free-lance journalists. Often these are university graduates that have attended a course in writing. It therefore seems safe to assume that the participants of university courses in journalistic writing mainly will be scciencestudents. However, the opposite is true: the majority of the 800 students that attend such a course each year, originate from the arts faculties. 

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