Knowledge transfer (valorisation) is regarded as the third core activity of Dutch universities next to education and research. ...
Dutch universities are among the top 2% of the 17,000 universities worldwide ...
Digital information technology is becoming ever more deeply and rapidly entrenched in our society. It won’t be long before everyone is permanently connected to each other via the Internet. ...
Dutch universities strongly support open access and have been working to achieve it in various ways over the past few years. ...
International exchange gives a quality push to academic education and research.
The Digital Society
The Dutch universities join forces and are working together to secure the Netherlands leading international position in the field of human-centred information technology & to find solutions to global challenges. Want to know more?
Roadmap open access 2018-2020
100% open-access publication by 2020: that ambition is stated by the National Plan Open Science and the goal to which the VSNU has committed its efforts. The VSNU E-zine on open access includes the plans made by the universities in order to achieve this goal.
49,000 people work at the Dutch universities.
Dutch research is among the best in the world. How do we stay upright between Top Sectors and EU subsidies?
The VSNU is working on an ambitious academic culture and on improving academic excellence.
Sufficient financial resources and a stable funding are essential conditions for universities to provide quality education and high-quality research.