About us

In Universities of The Netherlands (UNL), Dutch universities work together towards a strong university sector. The 14 Dutch universities within Universities of The Netherlands show the outside world how they fulfil their social function, formulate shared ambitions relating to academic education and research and valorisation, and lobby for the preconditions needed to realise these ambitions.


Universities of The Netherlands office

Universities of The Netherlands office identifies, prioritises and supports the association’s steering groups and Board. Universities of The Netherlands is also an employers’ association. The office of Universities of The Netherlands, located just a stone’s throw from the Binnenhof (parliament building) in The Hague, is a compact organisation with a flat structure and an informal culture, consisting of 45 driven professionals. The atmosphere is naturally filled with ambition, initiative and collegiality. The Universiteiten van Nederland works within the domains of education, research, HR, finance, governance & accountability, internationalisation and communication/public affairs. Universities of The Netherlands office is headed by Director Babs van den Bergh.


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