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Contact Details For National Regional And International Bodies For Education

The following national, regional and international bodies are responsible for the regulation of education in the country. The Netherlands has a very well organised system of education and these agencies play a very important role in its administration and coordination at both domestic and international level.

National Bodies of Education

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science/Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap

Heeaded by: Staatssecretaris voor Hoger Onderwijs/Parliamentary Under-Secretary/Assistant Minister

Administrative officer: Director-General for Higher Education and Science

Address: PO Box 16375 2500, 2515 XP The Hague
Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 4123456

Fax: 31(70) 4123450


The ministry is responsible for the administration, regulation, coordination and financing of the education system in the Netherlands.

Rectors' Conference of The Netherlands (Rectoren College).

This organisation is headed by the Chairman and the Secretary is the administrative officer.

Address: Postbus 13739, 2501 ES The Hague, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 3021400

Fax: 31(70) 3021495

Email: post@vsnu/nl

Association of Universities in the Netherlands/Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten – VSNU

The Chairman is the head of this organisation while the vice director is the administrative officer.

Address: Postbus 13739, 2501 ES The Hague, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 3021400

Fax: 31(70) 3021495

Email: balie@vsnu.nl


 This organisation is responsible for the formulation of long-term development of education as well as research. This promotes cooperation between universities and the Ministry.

Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences/HBO-Raad

This organisation is headed by the president and the CEO is the administrative officer.

Address: Postbus 123, Prinsessegracht 21, 2501 CC The Hague, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 3122121

Fax: 31(70) 3122100

Email: post@hbo-raad.nl


This association is a governing body which focuses on strengthening social positions of colleges and universities associated with professional education.  


Centre for International Recognition and Certification (CIRC), NUFFIC (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education)

Address: PO Box 29777, 2502 LT The Hague, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 4260274

Fax: 31(70) 4260395

Email: circ@nuffic.nl

This organization provides students with evaluation of foreign qualifications.


Informatiecentrum Richtlijn Algemeen Stelsel (IRAS)

Address: Postbus 29777, 2502 LT Den Haag, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 4260274

Fax: 31(70) 4260395

Email: iras@nuffic.nl


This organisation deals with credential recognition for entry into different types of professions. This is essentially an information centre which is responsible for the recognition of qualifications for professional purposes.

Regional and International Bodies of Education

Sector Internationale Diplomawaardering, COLO

Address: Postbus 7259, 2701 AG Zoetermeer
Netherlands

Telephone: 31(79) 3294000

Fax: 31(79) 3515478

Email: info@colo.nl

This provides evaluation of  credential recognition of foreign qualifications at the secondary vocational level.


Foreign Student Services (FSS)

Address: Oranje Nassaulaan 1075 AH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(20) 6715915

Fax: 31(20) 6760555

Email: info@foreignstudents.nl

This provides special services for foreign students studying in the Netherlands.  


Nuffic (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education)

This organization is headed by the President while the Chief of the Department of Internationalisation is its administrative officer.

Address: PO Box 29777, 2502LT The Hague, Netherlands

Telephone: 31(70) 4260260

Fax: 31(70) 4260399

Email: nuffic@nuffic.nl

The Platform for International Education

This promotes information activities of Dutch institutions for post secondary education to provide institutional strengthening and exceptional research capacities. It was launched in 2001 and it became an official association in 2004.

Contact Information
Mrs Marleen van der Kooij
Executive Secretary PIE

email: m.vanderkooij@pieonline.nl

telephone: 31 (0)15 215 17 33

Conclusion

These regional, national and international bodies play a very important role in the regulation of education in the country. Each of these organisations operate at a holistic level to exert profound influences on the education system in Holland.

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