Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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  27. Refresh

bijzondere universiteit


special university; denominational university

These are the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Nijmegen, and Tilburg University. Although they were privately founded, they cannot be called 'private universities' because they are funded in exactly the same way as the other universities: that is, by the government. What sets them apart is that they were founded at the initiative of church organisations.