List of recognized and accredited Dutch higher education institutions in China updated.

List of recognized and accredited Dutch higher education institutions in China finally updatedList of recognized and accredited Dutch higher education institutions in China updated!

The list of recognized Dutch higher education institutions published on the Chinese Ministry of Education's website has finally been updated and now includes privately funded institutions such as Nyenrode University, Webster University, TIO, Europort, MSM and WUAS.
WUAS, which has been under Chinese and British management since 2008, has been pushing hard for an update of the list to occur. The list is especially important for working with partners in China, as they can apply for funding of student and teacher exchange if they work with recognized institutions. Wittenborg's partner institute Shanghai Business School is looking to receive support for student and staff exchanges, and WUAS is working together with its other Shanghai partner, Shanghai Finance University, to develop joint programmes for the banking and insurance industry.  
Wittenborg learnt that updates to the list on the Chinese Ministry of Education's website are the responsibility of the Dutch Ministry of Education providing the Chinese Embassy Education Department in the Hague with the correct information regarding recognized institutions in the Netherlands. 
Through its membership of the NRTO, a body that represents non-funded higher education institutes in the Netherlands, Wittenborg first gained a letter from the Netherlands Ministry of Education in early 2012, which has been used to show partners in China that the list will be updated, and has been extremely useful.
A Wittenborg spokesperson today commented: "Surprisingly, after publishing this letter on its website, Wittenborg has been approached by Chinese graduates of other Dutch institutions, not on the list, for verification of the status of their study. Wittenborg naturally assisted these students in any way possible, however the situation was rather absurd."
The Dutch Ministry of Education works with a private organization called NUFFIC that promotes Dutch higher education abroad, in a similar fashion to the British Council, and through a vigorous of the NRTO on behalf of all its members, this group was asked to coordinate the update, and although the reaction time has been regrettably slow, the list has now been officially updated, and a full overview of institutions of higher education in the Netherlands has been included.
Wittenborg is listed under its original Dutch name "Hogeschool Wittenborg", which is the Dutch translation of University of Applied Sciences. After the celebrations of its 25 Year anniversary in November, Wittenborg intends to completely drop the name 'Hogeschool', which is internationally confusing, and use only "WUAS", both within and outside of the Netherlands.
Below is a copy of the list of recognized Dutch institutions from the Chinese Ministry of Education website:
为帮助自费出国留学人员正确选择国外学校 教育部公布33个国家学校名单(新闻稿)
  研究型大学(WO), 以教学和科研为主。 目前,全荷兰共有14所研究型大学。
  国际教育研究机构(Institutions for International Education),招生对象主要为外国学生,一般用英语授课,主要开设硕士研究生课程,学习期限为一至两年。要求申请者具有学士学位或同等学历。有些国际教育研究机构与荷兰的大学合作,为获得硕士学位后的学生提供继续攻读博士学位的机会。
1.  Erasmus University Rotterdam, EUR
2.  Radboud University Nijmegen
3.  Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, RuG
4.  Technische Universiteit Delft, TUD
5.  Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, TU/e
6.  Universiteit Leiden
7.  Universiteit Maastricht, UM
8.  Universiteit Twente, UT
9.  Universiteit Utrecht, UU
10.  Universiteit van Amsterdam, UvA
11 . Universiteit van Tilburg, UvT
12.  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU
13.  Wageningen Universiteit, WUR
14.  Nyenrode Business Universiteit
1.  ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2.  Amsterdam School of Arts
3.  Christelijke Agrarische Hogeschool
4.  Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
5.  Stenden Hogeschool
6.  Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim
7.  Design Academy Eindhoven
8.  Fontys Hogescholen
9.  Gerrit Rietveld Academie
10.  Haagse Hogeschool
11.  Hanzehogschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
12.  HAS den Bosch
13.  Hogeschool INHOLLAND
14.  Hogeschool Avans
15.  Saxion Hogescholen
16.  Hogeschool Leiden
17.  Hogeschool Zuyd
18.  Hogeschool Rotterdam, HRO
19.  Hogeschool van Amsterdam, HvA
20.  Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, HAN
21.  Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
22.  Hogeschool van Utrecht, HU
23.  Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, HvK
24.  Hogeschool voor Economische Studies Amsterdam, HES Amsterdam
25.  Hogeschool Zeeland
26.  Codarts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
27.  Van Hall Larenstein
28.  NHTV Internationale Hogeschool Breda
29.  Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, NHL
30.  STOAS
31.  TiasNimbas Business School
32.  Business School Netherlands
33.  Business School Notenboom
34.  Driestar Hogeschool
35.  Europort Business School
36.  Fondation STC Group/Netherlands Maritime University
37.  Hogeschool Edith Stein
38.  Hogeschool Wittenborg
39.  Hotelschool the Hague
40.  Webster University, University of Applied Sciences
41.  TIO University of Applied Sciences
1.   UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
2.   MSM (Maastricht School of Management)