The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.
Biennial planning cycle. The planning of higher education and research in the Netherlands is a dynamic process, based on the institution's plan and annual report, and on the planning document published by the government every two years: the Higher Education and Research Plan (HOOP).
The Minister discusses the draft HOOP with the universities, hogescholen, teaching hospitals, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the KNAW, and the Royal Library jointly. Before the final version of the plan is adopted (no later than 31 January of the first calendar year to which it relates), the Minister also consults the Lower House of Parliament. Information is furnished and account rendered primarily on an ex post basis.