Internationalisation agenda

The Dutch research universities and universities of applied science have presented a joint agenda for the internationalisation of higher education.

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Knowledge economy

Universities play a leading role in society and are active partners in the 'triple helix' alliance between academia, industry and government.

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Knowledge and skills

It is vital that international skills be anchored in the teaching universities offer their students.


Strategic cooperation and Europe

High-quality international partnerships and networks in the field of research and teaching are vital. The Netherlands benefit from consolidating and diversifying its networks.


Branding / positioning

Universities set their own internationalization agenda based on their institutional profile. Making use of joint branding benefits the image of knowledge in the Netherlands as a whole.

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Our messages

In the factsheets with interactive visuals the main positions of the VSNU are supported by interactive data.




International Affairs