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Scientist and students have started a campaign called ‘Normaal Academisch Peil’ on Tuesday for more money for scientific education. TU Delft also supports the action, rector magnificus Tim van der Hagen announced earlier via Twitter.

The national ‘alarm day’ is an initiative of trade unions, scientists, students and administrators. They want to convince the new cabinet to invest an extra 1.1 billion euros in scientific education.

Many scientists and teachers are sounding the alarm on Twitter. They post pictures of themselves wearing snorkels, flippers and goggles, sometimes in combination with a toga and beret. The message is that the universities are in dire straits. There will be actions in all university cities today, and also at the Hofvijver in The Hague.

HOP, Eveline Flink / Delta