This chapter presents an overview of the main characteristics of the higher education system in the Netherlands. Section 2.1 presents some key facts about the system as a whole (types of institutions, number of students, degrees). Section 2.2 discusses the different types of higher education products, that is teaching and research. Section 2.3 presents a description of policymaking with respect to higher education and shows the different policy networks where policies are discussed and initiated. Section 2.4 is about the funding of higher education while section 2.5 discusses institutional collaboration. The final section (2.6) reflects on the regional dimension in Dutch higher education policy.
|Title of host publication||Supporting the contribution of higher education institutes to regional development. Self-evaluation report of Twente|
|Editors||Irene Sijgers, Matthijs Hammer, Wolf ter Horst, Paul Nieuwenhuis, Peter van der Sijde|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Jongbloed, B. W. A. (2005). Characteristics of the higher education system. In I. Sijgers, M. Hammer, W. ter Horst, P. Nieuwenhuis, & P. van der Sijde (Eds.), Supporting the contribution of higher education institutes to regional development. Self-evaluation report of Twente (pp. 11-22). Paris: OECD/IMHE.