The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.
The Dutch word applies specifically to university education and then only research universities, not universities of applied sciences. In English the term is more general and can simply mean 'pertaining to education'. A secondary school might have an 'academic dean' and a 'student dean', for example. Therefore, if you mean 'university' it is best to use the word 'university'.