8 February 2013
Inholland College has announced that it will close its program offering professional training to become an Imam. The college attributes the closure to budget cuts, stating that with an enrollment of 150 students the course requires considerable supervision and resources. Established in 2006 as a means for cultivating Islamic leaders integrated into the country. The program has been partly subsidized by the government. Students currently enrolled in the program will be permitted to finish. Amsterdam’s Vrij Universiteit offers a masters degree to become an Islamic spiritual leader.