U-Map in the Netherlands


In March 2010, the U-Map national approach started in the Netherlands. The Dutch Ministry of Education and Science commissioned a project to CHEPS and CWTS (Dutch CHERPA partners) to generate U-Map activity profiles for all Dutch higher education institutions. The terms of reference have been discussed with the VSNU and HBO-Raad.

All Dutch higher education institutions have been given the opportunity to participate and have their own U-Map activity profile generated. The project will be finalized before Summer 2011.

The procedure

In the process from datacollection to publication of results we follow the U-Map protocol.



Technical workshop


Meeting with HBO-experts regarding indicators on research and knowledge transfer


Workshop on indicators in research, knowledge transfer and international orientation

Relevant Links and Documents


The participating Dutch higher education institutions are in different stages of completion of the data-collection and profile generation process. There are four stages:

1.      The institution has not yet submitted the data; there is no profile available.

2.   The institution has submitted the data but data have not yet been approved by the U-Map team. During this stage the U-Map team and the institution communicate regarding the the results of the verification of the data. 

3.   The data have been approved. The institution may inspect its profiles (the Dutch profile, based on the Dutch cut-off points and the general profile, based on the preliminary European cut-off points). The profiles are available at   http://www.u-map.eu/questionnaire/preview.shtml. Access is restricted; only the contact person of the institution can access the profile.

4.   The institution has inspected and approved the profile. The profile will be visible in the Dutch ProfileFinder and the Dutch ProfileViewer at http://www.u-map.eu/nl/finder.shtml. Access is limited to contact persons of the institutions that have approved the profile for publication.

On 1 July 2011, four institutions are in stage 4, 34 institutions in stage 3, six institutions in stage 2 and the remaining institutions are still in stage 1.

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