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Europe’s University Leaders Call for Urgent Brexit Clarification
10,000th open access article published

The second of October was a day to remember, being the date of the 10,000th open access article to be published under the agreements that the VSNU has made with publishers. Over the past two-and-a-half years, more and more publishers have agreed to sign open access agreements. This development has accelerated the growth in the number of open access articles published. ...

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Pieter Duisenberg new President of the VSNU

Pieter Duisenberg has been appointed as the new President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). As of 1 October 2017, he will succeed Karl Dittrich who has led the VSNU since 2012 and who will now retire. ...

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International exchange


International exchange gives a quality push to academic education and research.


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Facts & Figures

More students, equal number of courses

The number of students has increased rapidly. The number of courses does not increase proportionally ...


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Digitisation in academic education

Our agenda for a future-proof range of degree programmes


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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.

The VSNU helps universities to public accountability.

The VSNU works on the best possible positioning of Dutch universities worldwide.

The VSNU works with partners to connect universities with society.

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