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Arnold Jonk appointed as new chair of NVAO
11/07/2022

The Committee of Ministers has appointed Dr Arnold Jonk as chair of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) on the recommendation of Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf of Education, Culture and Science. He replaces Sander van den Eijnden, who will retire as chair on 1 November 2022. This will make Arnold Jonk the only member of the Executive Board nominated by the Netherlands. He will start his term on 1 October. One month later, he will take over the chairmanship.

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Jo van Ham and Marc Vermeulen joined our board
24/05/2022

The Committee of Ministers has appointed two new board members for the board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in The Hague, upon the recommendation of Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. Jo van Ham and Marc Vermeulen joined the board since 1 May.

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NVAO becomes Luxembourg's permanent quality assurance partner
28/02/2022

In the coming years, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) will expand its regular assessment activities in the Netherlands and Flanders to include Luxembourg. It has reached an agreement with the Luxembourg government on this. Until now, Luxembourg recruited reputable quality assurance organizations to conduct higher education assessments. The Luxembourgers are choosing NVAO as their permanent quality assurance partner. Remarkable in this relationship: NVAO will also help design the new quality assurance system in Luxembourg in collaboration with the ministry and all Luxembourg parties involved.

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Anneke Luijten-Lub leaving NVAO per mid-December
05/11/2021

Anneke Luijten-Lub is leaving NVAO after more than two years. She will become interim member of the Board of Governors of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences.

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Trust in quality assurance systems base for automatic recognition of degrees Benelux-Baltic states
28/09/2021

The Benelux Union has concluded an agreement with the Baltic States on the automatic recognition of higher education degrees. This agreement already existed within the Benelux since 2015 for bachelor and master degrees and later also for associate degrees and PhD's. The Benelux countries and the Baltic States together now form the only region in the European Higher Education Area in which degrees are automatically recognised. The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders applauds this evolution.

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Sander van den Eijnden has been appointed as Chair of NVAO
20/04/2021

The Committee of Ministers (Dutch and Flemish ministers competent for higher education) has appointed Sander P. van den Eijnden as Chair of the Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in The Hague with effect from 1 September 2021, on the recommendation of Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science. He succeeds Anne Flierman, who will step down on 1 May due to reaching the maximum term of office at NVAO.

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