Higher Education-related Organizations

Dutch Higher Education-related Organizations


uniRank publishes a list of Dutch higher education-related organizations. These organizations are public or private entities that focus on issues related to higher education. They may be involved in advocacy, research, policy development, accreditation, quality assurance or other activities related to higher education. These organizations may represent universities, students, faculty, research institutions or other stakeholders in the higher education sector.
Dutch higher education-related organizations can have an international, national, regional or local scope and coverage. uniRank's current higher education-related organizations classification includes 10 categories:

  1. Government Regulatory Organizations
  2. Accreditation or Quality Evaluation Organizations
  3. Qualifications Authorities
  4. University Associations or Alliances
  5. Professional or Industry Associations
  6. Advocacy Organizations
  7. Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations
  8. Student Unions or Organizations
  9. University Rankings Organizations
  10. Other Higher Education-related Organizations

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Government Regulatory Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all federal, national, state, or local government bodies and agencies that are responsible for recognizing, overseeing, regulating and/or funding higher education institutions. Examples of such government regulatory organizations include Ministries of Higher Education, Departments of Higher Education and other similar government bodies with the authority and responsibility to govern the higher education sector. These organizations play a vital role in ensuring the quality and standards of higher education institutions within their respective jurisdictions.

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

This uniRank category includes public or private entities responsible for assessing and evaluating the quality, standards and performance of higher education institutions as a whole or their specific programs. Accreditation organizations typically have established criteria and guidelines that institutions must meet to be accredited. These criteria often cover areas such as faculty qualifications, curriculum, student services, infrastructure, governance and educational outcomes. The evaluation process usually involves self-assessment by the institution, peer reviews, site visits and documentation reviews. Accreditation is typically granted for a specific period and institutions must undergo periodic reviews to maintain the accredited status of the institution or its programs. Quality evaluation organizations, also known as quality assurance agencies or quality councils, are also responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality and standards of educational institutions and programs. Quality evaluation organizations often assess institutions based on factors such as educational outcomes, faculty qualifications, research output, student support services, infrastructure, and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Both accreditation or quality evaluation organizations may operate at the national, regional or international level. The evaluations conducted by these organizations serve multiple purposes. They provide information to prospective students, employers, and other stakeholders about the quality and credibility of institutions or programs. Additionally, the evaluations can help institutions identify areas for improvement and implement quality enhancement measures.
It's worth noting that accreditation and quality evaluation organizations can vary in their structures, methodologies and specific areas of focus. Different countries and regions may have their own accrediting bodies or quality assurance agencies with distinct frameworks and processes for evaluation

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

Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie
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

This uniRank category encompass all organizations or collaborative networks that bring together multiple universities or higher education institutions with a common purpose. These associations and alliances serve as platforms for cooperation, knowledge sharing and advocacy within the higher education sector. They promote collaboration among member institutions, address common challenges and work towards common goals. University associations and alliances may operate at the local, national, regional or international level.

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

Utrecht Network
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
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

This uniRank miscellaneous category encompasses various entities and organizations that are related to the field of higher education but do not fit neatly into the categories above. These organizations play diverse roles and contribute to the advancement, support and development of higher education in different ways.

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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