List of universities in the Netherlands

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This is a list of universities ( Dutch universiteiten ) and technical colleges (Dutch hogescholen , German: Hochschule ) in the Netherlands .

There are 13 state-funded universities with 239,755 students, one state-funded distance-learning university and 38 state-funded technical colleges with 421,560 students (as of October 1, 2012).


State-funded universities

logo Surname place founding year Number of students 10/01/2012 Web presence
Uni-Leiden-seal.png Leiden University Suffer 1575 20,684
RUG logo.PNG Reich University of Groningen Groningen 1614 27,082
Amsterdamuniversitylogo.svg University of Amsterdam Amsterdam 1632 29,783
Logo University of Utrecht.svg Utrecht University Utrecht 1636 29,755
TU Delft Logo.svg Technical University of Delft - TU Delft Delft 1842 17,909
Free University of Amsterdam Amsterdam 1880 23,591
Erasmus University Rotterdam-logo.svg Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam 1913 20,939
Wageningen University Logo.svg Wageningen University Wageningen 1918 7,488
In Dei nomine feliciter.svg Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen 1923 17,857
Uvt logo en.png Tilburg University Tilburg , Utrecht 1927 12,946
TUe Logo.svg Technical University of Eindhoven - TU Eindhoven Eindhoven 1956 7,762
Logo of the University of Twente.svg University of Twente Enschede 1961 9,313
Logo UniMaastricht.svg Maastricht University Maastricht 1976 14,646
Ou-nl.jpg Open University of the Netherlands Heerlen 1985 17,231

Universities not funded by the state

logo Surname place founding year Number of students Web presence
SOMT University of Physiotherapy Amersfoort 2006
Protestant Theological University Amsterdam 1854
TheolUniApeldoorn.jpg Theological University of Apeldoorn Apeldoorn 1894 about 100
Hague Academy of International Law The hague 1914
Theological University of Kampen - TU Kampen Kampen (Netherlands) 1944
NYlogo.png Nyenrode University of Economics and Business Breukelen 1946
University of Humanities Utrecht 1989

Former universities

State-funded universities of applied sciences (Hogescholen)

Comparability to German courses

According to the International Standard Classification of ISCED programs, as stated in the following, Dutch and German Bachelor and Master programs at technical colleges and universities belong to a. the OECD uses in its annual international comparative study "Education at a Glance" for tertiary type A education (ISCED 5A), i.e. academic training. This means that the bachelor's degree courses at Dutch universities are qualitatively comparable to German technical college courses in the same field of study and, due to the longer duration of the course, they also contain more practical experience, which has a positive effect on employment opportunities.

So far, the Dutch universities of applied sciences have awarded bachelor's and master's degrees with specialist titles such as B. Bachelor of Music. The next change in the Higher Education Act will enable them, like universities, to award the titles of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts and Master of Science . This was already proposed by the expert commission for a sustainable university system in April 2010 and accepted by the government in its statement on February 7, 2011. Even before the introduction of bachelor's and master's degrees in the European Union, the relevant central office for foreign education at the permanent secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs treated the Dutch technical college degrees as equivalent to the German technical college degrees.

Since the Bachelor's / Master's structure, the quality of study programs has been guaranteed by the obligation to be accredited by an organization entrusted with this task by the state. The Netherlands was a pioneer in creating transparency and comparability of quality criteria within Europe. Austrian, Swiss and Norwegian accreditation organizations have automatically recognized the accreditations of the Dutch-Flemish NVAO since December 2007. The fact that Germany is not among the signatory states is not due to the quality of the Dutch courses, but to jurisdiction problems in Germany. Otherwise there is close cooperation with Germany: "Joint accreditation procesdures were undertaken with three German accreditation organizations": ACQUIN , FIBAA and ASIIN .

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