Nuffic Glossary

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

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rijksuniversiteit


Avoid the term 'state university', since this implies in English that the national government has more control over the university than it does. A Dutch rijksuniversiteit in fact has the same status as the other officially recognized universities. The reason for the name is historical.

Source: Werkgroep Voorlichting over het Hoger Onderwijs, 1999.