Lies Poesiat, President of De Vereniging Ombudsmannen in het Hoger Onderwijs (The Association of Ombudsmen in Higher Education) and the Student Ombudsman at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, says that Ombuds are desperately needed throughout the Netherlands. She tells the Vrije Universiteit campus newspaper that just two colleges and three universities have an Ombuds, despite the effectiveness with a wide range of issues.
Although Poesiat and others have advocated for national support for Ombuds, the education ministry has opted to let institutions decide for themselves. (VU Nieuws; ENOHE: VOHO.)
Related posts: VU University Amsterdam Ombuds Posts Annual Report.