VSNU Association of Research Universities in the Netherlands
The VSNU represents the shared interests of the fourteen research universities in terms of their relation to Dutch and Eur...
Position <ul><li>Represents the 14 Dutch research universities </li></ul><ul><li>Employers’ organization for the universit...
Dutch Research Universities
14 Universities <ul><li>Nine broad-based universities: 1 Erasmus University Rotterdam 2 Leiden University  3 Maastricht Un...
Dutch Higher Education system <ul><li>Binary system </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction BA/MA system in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>...
Students and staff <ul><li>BA students: 175.000 </li></ul><ul><li>MA students: 75.000  </li></ul><ul><li>PhD students: 10....
Revenues <ul><li>University revenue 2009:   €   5.7 bln </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities 3.3 bln Government grants 1....
Education
Programs <ul><li>Bachelor programmes: 432 (5% in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Master programmes: 901 (50% in English) </li><...
Code of conduct for international students. <ul><li>Self regulation by the Dutch system of higher education on the initiat...
Mission <ul><li>Monitoring minimal level of performance of institutions ( one rotten apple spoils the whole basket) </li><...
Objectives of Institutions <ul><li>Increasing overall system quality </li></ul><ul><li>Improving international cooperation...
Objectives of Dutch government <ul><li>Prevent excesses  </li></ul><ul><li>Greater visibility of Dutch knowledge economy <...
Advantages of signing the Code <ul><li>License to enroll foreign students </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in nationwide sc...
Scope of the Code <ul><li>All types of information regarding study programs (quality, degree, level, facilities, costs, en...
Obligations implied by Code <ul><li>Minimal language requirements for incoming students (5.0 IELTS for preparatory year an...
Who signed? <ul><li>All 14 research universities </li></ul><ul><li>All 41 universities of applied sciences </li></ul><ul><...
Monitoring committee <ul><li>Monitoring whether institutions comply with Code </li></ul><ul><li>Confronting conduct of ins...
Approach of Monitoring committee <ul><li>Maintaining the register  </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with complaints (students and...
Evaluation <ul><li>Self regulation works </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions ‘protect’ the Code  </li></ul><ul><li>Some institu...
Dutch Universities International
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    1. 1. VSNU Association of Research Universities in the Netherlands
    2. 2. The VSNU represents the shared interests of the fourteen research universities in terms of their relation to Dutch and European politicians, government and civil society organisations
    3. 3. Position <ul><li>Represents the 14 Dutch research universities </li></ul><ul><li>Employers’ organization for the university sector </li></ul><ul><li>Board: 14 presidents of the universities </li></ul><ul><li>Office: 41 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on collective strategies in educational quality and research performance </li></ul>VSNU
    4. 4. Dutch Research Universities
    5. 5. 14 Universities <ul><li>Nine broad-based universities: 1 Erasmus University Rotterdam 2 Leiden University 3 Maastricht University 4 Radboud University Nijmegen 5 Tilburg University 6 University of Amsterdam 7 University of Groningen 8 Utrecht University 9 VU University Amsterdam </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities <ul><li>Distance learning/life-long learning: 14 Open Universiteit Nederland </li></ul><ul><li>Life sciences and natural resources: 13 Wageningen University and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Universities of technology: 10 Delft University of Technology 11 Eindhoven University of Technology 12 University of Twente </li></ul>13 14 12 11 10 7 9 2 6 8 5 3 4 1
    6. 6. Dutch Higher Education system <ul><li>Binary system </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction BA/MA system in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Research University: BA (3), MA (1-2), PhD (3-4) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Applied Sciences: BA (4) </li></ul><ul><li>14 Research Universities </li></ul><ul><li>41 Universities of Applied Sciences </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities
    7. 7. Students and staff <ul><li>BA students: 175.000 </li></ul><ul><li>MA students: 75.000 </li></ul><ul><li>PhD students: 10.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic staff: 24.000 (fte) </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities
    8. 8. Revenues <ul><li>University revenue 2009: € 5.7 bln </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities 3.3 bln Government grants 1.4 bln Contract work 0.5 bln Other 0.4 bln Tuition fees
    9. 9. Education
    10. 10. Programs <ul><li>Bachelor programmes: 432 (5% in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Master programmes: 901 (50% in English) </li></ul><ul><li>PhD programmes: over 90% in English </li></ul>Education
    11. 11. Code of conduct for international students. <ul><li>Self regulation by the Dutch system of higher education on the initiative of umbrella organisations </li></ul><ul><li>VSNU (14 research universities) </li></ul><ul><li>HBO-council (41 univ. of applied sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>PAEPON (84 private institutions) </li></ul>Dutch Research Universities
    12. 12. Mission <ul><li>Monitoring minimal level of performance of institutions ( one rotten apple spoils the whole basket) </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate screening of incoming students </li></ul><ul><li>Providing general (system) information to international community </li></ul><ul><li>Shortening procedure of acquiring residence permits </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    13. 13. Objectives of Institutions <ul><li>Increasing overall system quality </li></ul><ul><li>Improving international cooperation ( dual degree ) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating international students ( degree seeking; dual degree ) </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    14. 14. Objectives of Dutch government <ul><li>Prevent excesses </li></ul><ul><li>Greater visibility of Dutch knowledge economy </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of European directive on access of non-EU students. </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    15. 15. Advantages of signing the Code <ul><li>License to enroll foreign students </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in nationwide scholarship programs (like Huygens) </li></ul><ul><li>Services by NUFFIC, like marketing and promotion, certificate screening, NESO’s , etc. </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    16. 16. Scope of the Code <ul><li>All types of information regarding study programs (quality, degree, level, facilities, costs, entrance requirements) </li></ul><ul><li>Applies to both EU- and non-EU students (legal consequences for non-EU students only </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    17. 17. Obligations implied by Code <ul><li>Minimal language requirements for incoming students (5.0 IELTS for preparatory year and 6.0 IELTS for BA and MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring study progress (report drop-out or no-show ) </li></ul><ul><li>Language requirements for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Only offer degree programs with official accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Control conduct of agents (report misconduct) </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    18. 18. Who signed? <ul><li>All 14 research universities </li></ul><ul><li>All 41 universities of applied sciences </li></ul><ul><li>29 private institutions </li></ul><ul><li>17 applications have been turned down or withdrawn </li></ul><ul><li>Register at www.internationalstudy.nl </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    19. 19. Monitoring committee <ul><li>Monitoring whether institutions comply with Code </li></ul><ul><li>Confronting conduct of institutions with Code </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    20. 20. Approach of Monitoring committee <ul><li>Maintaining the register </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with complaints (students and institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Arbitrage </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of new issues related to Code </li></ul><ul><li>Annual report </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    21. 21. Evaluation <ul><li>Self regulation works </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions ‘protect’ the Code </li></ul><ul><li>Some institutions closed their business </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure to acquire visa and residence permits is shortened by 50% (14 days for visa; 34 days for residence permit) </li></ul><ul><li>Code serves as model in drafting new Immigration law </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact on reputation of Dutch higher education </li></ul>Code of Conduct
    22. 22. Dutch Universities International
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