English translation: University and Higher Vocational Education
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14:27 Nov 1, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO] Psychology / assessment report
Dutch term or phrase:WO-niveau and HBO + niveau
resultaten op WO-niveau omdat een norm als HBO + niet wordt gehanteerd.
Is it safe to translate WO with college level and HBO as high school?
hoger beroepsonderwijs (hbo)
higher professional education; professionally oriented higher education; higher education with an applied emphasis; HBO
One of two types of higher education in the Netherlands, the other being wetenschappelijk onderwijs (WO), or research-oriented higher education. HBO is oriented more towards professions in specific areas than WO, and has traditionally been offered at hogescholen. Internships, which give students practical experience in real work situations, are a central feature of HBO.
wetenschappelijk onderwijs (wo)
WO; research-oriented higher education with an emphasis on theory; academic higher education; (university education); the universities
One of two types of higher education in the Netherlands, the other being hoger beroepsonderwijs (HBO). University education is geared more towards theory and research than HBO, which is professionally oriented.
The tranlaation of this is not straightforward, and a descriptive paraphrase might be better than any attempt to equate Dutch and US educational levels, depending on the context (which is rather sparsely provided here).
Reference information: It is certainly not correct to translate HBO as 'high school'. After graduating at high school, it took me -- and thousands of others -- another five years of hard work to graduate from an HBO institute.