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