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The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra - NFU) represents the eight cooperating UMCs in the Netherlands, as an advocate for and employer of 79,000 people.

The NFU was founded in 2004 as a spin-off from the University Hospitals Association (Vereniging Academische Ziekenhuizen -  VAZ), which was established in 1989. The objective has remained the same: to ensure that agencies that decide healthcare issues in the Netherlands take into account the special role of the academic hospitals (in the past) and the UMCs (presently).


  • Legal status: Public organisation
  •  Number of members: 7 University hospitals
  • Perimeter of action: National
  • Procurement volume of 2019: 3.3 Billion €
  • Number of staff: 79 000