According to the Cambridge dictionary, a University is a place where people study for an undergraduate (= first) or postgraduate (= higherlevel) degree.

Wikipedia states: A university (Latinuniversitas, 'a whole') is an institution of higher (or tertiaryeducation and research, which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

In Dutch the word Universiteit is used to describe Research Universities. Universities of Applied Sciences are often called Hogeschool in Dutch. Private Entities for Higher Education do not necessarily have to call themselves a University of Applied Sciences. Laws require Universities of Applied Sciences always to use the full term in their name (university of applied sciences).

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