The Inspectorate of Higher Education in the Netherlands is an ENQA Affiliate. The Dutch Inspectorate of Education is responsible for the inspection and review of schools and educational institutions. Founded in 1801, Dutch Inspectorate of Education is one of the oldest state Inspectorates of Education. The Inspectorate:
- stimulates schools and educational institutions to maintain and improve the quality of education they offer;
- assesses the quality of education of the individual educational institutes and the education system as a whole in the Netherlands and its developments;
- communicates in an accessible way with all its target groups and stakeholders;
- reports in public.