Government Regulatory Organizations
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland
Founded in 1918, the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) is a government ministry in the Netherlands that plays a crucial role in higher education. The ministry is responsible for developing and implementing policies related to education,… learn more
Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations
European Association for Public Administration Accreditation
The European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) is an independent organization that evaluates and accredits public administration programs in Europe. It aims to promote excellence in public administration education by setting high-quality standards and evaluating public… learn more
European Consortium for Accreditation
The European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA) is a network of European agencies involved in the accreditation and evaluation of higher education institutions and programs. ECA was established in 2003 as a response to the need for a common framework for quality assurance and accreditation of higher… learn more
Inspectie van het Onderwijs
Established in 1801, the Inspectie van het Onderwijs (Education Inspectorate) is an independent supervisor responsible for monitoring the quality of education in the Netherlands. The Inspectorate focuses on all education sectors, from primary education to higher education and on all aspects of… learn more
The Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO) is a Dutch-Flemish accreditation organization that is responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders. The organization was established in 2005 as a result of a treaty between the Dutch and… learn more
Netherlands Quality Agency
The Netherlands Quality Agency (NQA) is an independent quality assurance agency in the Netherlands. Established in 2004, NQA is responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions and programs in the country.
One of the main functions of NQA is to evaluate and accredit higher… learn more
Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities
Created in 2005, the Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) is an independent organization that specializes in the evaluation and accreditation of higher education programs in the Netherlands. Its main objective is to ensure that the quality of education provided by Dutch universities… learn more
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a global network of quality assurance agencies that are responsible for evaluating and assuring the quality of higher education institutions and programs. It was established in 1991 and its mandate is to… learn more
University Associations and Alliances
International Research Universities Network
The International Research Universities Network (IRUN) is a network of leading research universities from around the world. The network was established in 2007 with the goal of fostering collaboration and innovation among its member institutions.
The founding members of IRUN include the University… learn more
Universiteiten van Nederland
The Universiteiten van Nederland - UNL (Universities of the Netherlands) is an umbrella organization that represents the interests of the Dutch universities. It was established in 1985 and is responsible for coordinating and promoting cooperation between the universities, as well as advising the… learn more
The Utrecht Network is a European network of universities that was established in 1987. The network comprises of 34 member universities from across Europe and its mission is to promote academic cooperation and exchange between its members.
The Utrecht Network aims to facilitate collaboration and… learn more
Vereniging Hogescholen (Association of Universities of Applied Sciences) is an organization that represents universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. It was established in 2002 as a merger between two previously existing associations of universities of applied sciences.
The Vereniging… learn more
Other Higher Education-related Organizations
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Internationale Samenwerking in het Hoger Onderwijs
Established in 1952, the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Internationale Samenwerking in het Hoger Onderwijs (Nuffic) is a foundation which furthers international cooperation in higher education, paying particular attention to developing countries. Nuffic's main areas of activity are development… learn more
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