Amsterdam higher education has started researching rapid tests to give students access to physical education again. The VU, ROC, HvA and Hotelschool The Hague are participating in the study. Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science) gave the starting shot on Thursday and inspected the rapid test street.
“In different regions of the country, different parties are participating and different research questions will be formulated,” says Van Engelshoven after her inspection at the Free University (VU). Higher education in Amsterdam will mainly investigate the willingness to test of both students and teachers, in addition to the effects of the rapid tests on the infections.
“We are investigating practical experience with a rapid test street and how we can apply this on a large scale to open up education. But we also look at the effect that testing has on people’s well-being and how willing they are to take a test” , said Ralph Lasage, principal investigator at the VU.
The willingness of students to be able to return to the lecture hall with the help of quick tests appears to be great. “I have not yet been to university this year. I absorb the material so much better. So it is no problem for me to participate in the research, I would like to,” says student William Mooijer.
“I actually hope that the rapid tests in September become redundant,” says Lasage. “But if that is not the case, then we do not want to look back and think: if only we had selected something.”
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