Focus areas

 

VSNU represents the universities to the government, parliament, and governmental and civic organisations. Alongside that, the VSNU is an employers' organisation, which holds consultations with government and labour unions regarding employment conditions in the university sector. Our work is divided in 7 focus areas.

Human Resources

Education and science is about and done by people. 47.000 people work at the Dutch universities.
 

Research

Dutch research is among the best in the world. The Netherlands are in the top 5. How do we stay upright between Top Sectors and EU subsidies?

Research

Education

More and more students, more and more success. A highly educated workforce leads to economic growth. VSNU is working on an ambitious academic culture and on improving academic excellence.

Education

 

Finance

The Dutch universities strive for autonomy. Clear rules and a stable funding is a precondition.

Finance

 

Governance & Accountability
 

Universities operate with public money. They show what they do with it and how they work. The VSNU helps universities to public accountability.

Governance & Accountability

 

International Affairs


International affairs is part of all the activities of the universities and VSNU. VSNU works on the best possible positioning of Dutch universities worldwide.
 

 

Communication & public affairs

Representing the Dutch universities towards politics and media. VSNU works with partners to connect universities with society by facilitating debate, press releases, factsheets for example.

Communication & public affairs