Shedding Light on the Increase of Tuition Fees!

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Almost overnight, school fees increased for some programmes from 922€ to 6,000€. The measures have been taken arbitrarily, varied between faculties, and given unique justifications for their measures.

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The STURA poll about the tuition fees in KU Leuven

STURA, the official representation of the students with the authorities of KU Leuven, is conducting a poll about the opinion of the students regarding the issue of the tuition fees. The poll can be found here:

It is relevant to notice that STURA has resisted to actually make any official statement about the issue for many months because they “ignore” the actual opinion of the students that they should defend, so they “need” the poll to justify any future action they take.

This is an idea that has slowed down extremely the protest against tuition fees for many months. However, finally they can get the data they ask for, so it is important to fill the poll.

However, as STURA is very considerate of neutrality, in the name of democracy, the poll has many questions that might seem strange and hence have been subject to criticism. Here we present you a detailed exposition -and some comments- of the questions in the poll, so you know what to expect.

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