OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education - The Netherlands

 

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ISBN: 9789264039254
Publication: 16/10/2008
Pages: 139

 

OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education - The Netherlands

In many OECD countries, tertiary education systems have experienced rapid growth over the last decade. With tertiary education increasingly seen as a fundamental pillar for economic growth, these systems must now address the pressures of a globalising economy and labour market. Within governance frameworks that encourage institutions, individually and collectively, to fulfil multiple missions, tertiary education systems must aim for the broad objectives of growth, full employment and social cohesion.

In this context, the OECD launched a major review of tertiary education with the participation of 24 nations. The principal objective of the review is to assist countries in understanding how the organisation, management and delivery of tertiary education can help them achieve their economic and social goals. The Netherlands is one of 14 countries which opted to host a Country Review, in which a team of external reviewers carried out an in-depth analysis of tertiary education policies. This report includes:

  • an overview of the Netherlands' tertiary education system;
  • an account of trends and developments in tertiary education in the Netherlands; 
  • an analysis of the strengths and challenges in tertiary education in the Netherlands; and 
  • recommendations for future policy development.

This review of tertiary education in the Netherlands forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education, a project conducted between 2004 and 2008 (www.oecd.org/edu/tertiary/review).


Introduction

 

The tertiary education systems of many OECD countries have experienced rapid growth over the last decade, and are experiencing new pressures as the result of a globalising economy and labour market. In this context, the OECD Education Committee agreed, in late 2003, to carry out a major thematic review of tertiary education. The principal objective of the review is to assist countries in understanding how the organisation, management and delivery of tertiary education can help them to achieve their economic and social objectives. The principal focus of the review is upon tertiary education policies and systems, rather than upon the detailed management and operation of institutions.


Table of contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. The Context and Background of Tertiary Education Policy in the Netherlands
  • Chapter 3. System and Institutional Governance
  • Chapter 4. Resourcing Tertiary Education
  • Chapter 5. Access and Equity
  • Chapter 6. Labour Markets and Tertiary Education
  • Chapter 7. Research and Innovation
  • Chapter 8. Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement
  • Chapter 9. The International Dimension
  • Chapter 10. Conclusions
  • Appendix 1: The OECD Review Team
  • Appendix 2: National Co-ordinator and Authors of the Country Background Report
  • Appendix 3: Programme of the Review Visit
  • Appendix 4: Comparative Indicators on Tertiary Education

 

 


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