Governance & Accountability
General Agreement & performance agreements
By the end of 2016, the performance agreement came to an end. This experiment originates from the 2011 General Agreement between VSNU and the Ministry of Education (OCW), whereby agreements were made about the performance universities had to deliver. The targets of these agreements were met. By 2017, further consideration will be given on how to shape the future agreements.
Codes of conduct
The VSNU has various codes of conduct applicable to education, research and management of the universities.
Participation in decision-making
Cooperation between internal supervision and management is of great importance for the functioning of the higher education system. In various ways, universities stimulate student and employee involvement in decision making within the institution.
To prevent multiple intervening policy studies and to reduce administrative burden, VSNU, together with Vereniging Hogescholen, signs an information agreement with OCW and the Inspectorate of Education. The objective is to align policy studies conducted on behalf of the Ministry and the Inspectorate in the higher education sector.Read more
In order to develop knowledge and apply this knowledge for purposes of product development, universities and the private sector need one another. Universities have set up a number of guidelines to make sure this cooperation can be effective and ethical.