In 1892, the Christian Reformed Church in the Netherlands merged with another group split from the mainstream Dutch Reformed Church to form the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, which founded a new Calvinist university in Amsterdam: the Free University. This university also has a theological faculty, but the College at Kampen remained a separate institution.
In 1944, another schism within the Reformed Church in the Netherlands occurred, called the Liberation ("Vrijmaking"), which resulted in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated). This new church also had a need for its own minsterial education institute, and so a new Theological College of the Reformed Church (Liberated) was founded from parts of the Theological College. In 1986, both Colleges became Universities when a change in the Dutch university/polytechnic system was carried out.
The Theological University of the Reformed Churches (Liberated) primarily caters for ministerial education. Additionally, scientific research is carried out. Furthermore, once a year, the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (Liberated) sets up a special day, showing anyone who is interested and visits, not only what, but also how they teach theological education. This day is called the 'Theologische Universiteit Kampen dag', oftenly abbreviated as ThUK-dag. Some schools related to the Reformed Churches (Liberated) are willing to give their pupils a day off, to visit this event.