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Welcome to Saxion University


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Welcome and general introduction to Saxion University of Applied Sciences

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Welcome to Saxion University

  1. 1. Welcome at Saxion Siep Littooij Manager International Projects Desk Saxion International Office 2007
  2. 2. About Saxion Universities
  3. 3. <ul><li>Three strategic locations in the Eastern Netherlands: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apeldoorn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deventer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enschede </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facing towards Amsterdam and towards Germany </li></ul>Saxion Universities in the Netherlands
  4. 4. Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences <ul><li>Comprehensive university, predominantly undergraduate level </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on profession-oriented education through teaching & undergraduate research </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Masters’ programmes in key fields </li></ul><ul><li>Regional focus for most programmes, national profile in key fields </li></ul><ul><li>Quality education under public scrutiny and accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Public funding </li></ul><ul><li>History dates back to 1875 </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 students, 1,700 faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>13 Schools, 5 expertise centres </li></ul><ul><li>One of the larger Dutch universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Student satisfaction ranks Saxion programmes among the top. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Saxion approach to student-centred learning for career in the professions <ul><ul><li>Training in competences necessary for functioning as starting professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire skills in an active way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual study pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise student centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual assignments and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio assessments </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Schools and academic programmes <ul><li>120 Bachelor / Master programmes in Dutch. </li></ul><ul><li>22 Bachelor / Master international programmes in English. </li></ul><ul><li>Various Bachelor / Master programmes in German </li></ul><ul><li>Non-degree programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Business Engineering and Entrepeneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Public Administration & Law </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Finance & Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & International Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication, Information Technology & Information Management </li></ul><ul><li>Life Science, Engineering & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental planning & Building </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Technology </li></ul>13 Schools
  7. 7. Expertise Centres for innovation <ul><li>Health care and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Human environment </li></ul><ul><li>Design and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Education innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Joint operations by Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Operated separately with academic staff </li></ul><ul><li>Focus for graduate teaching and research </li></ul><ul><li>Research programmes into multidisciplinary theme’s </li></ul>
  8. 8. Regional focus and industry relations <ul><li>Study pathways include business exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Industry voice in education supervision committee </li></ul><ul><li>Membership of regional networks and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>business oriented innovation function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult and in-service learning programmes (non-degree) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expertise Centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>linkage between Saxion education and local community (business, industry or employers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge circles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and innovation teams led by associate professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus for undergraduate research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty tenure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recruited from careers in the professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>part-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>limited time tenure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External funding </li></ul>
  9. 9. Campus facilities <ul><li>Enschede </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus population: 12,000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deventer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus population: 8,000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apeldoorn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel school: 300 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modern buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent facilities for study and social life </li></ul><ul><li>Library and ‘Study landscape’, equipped with computers and broadband internetaccess </li></ul><ul><li>City centre locations </li></ul><ul><li>Walking distance from railway stations </li></ul>
  10. 10. International Strategy <ul><li>International component in every study programma. </li></ul><ul><li>Network of (European) Higher Education partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation starting from regional strenghts. </li></ul><ul><li>International education offer for international students and partners. </li></ul>
  11. 11. International Programmes: Bachelor and Master level M B1 B2 B3 B4 P Master’s degree Dutch/international accreditation Bachelor’s degree Dutch accreditation, international recognition! Preparatory courses Intensive English language programmes
  12. 12. 22 Saxion International programmes
  13. 13. Partners & International Projects <ul><li>History of cooperation in Eastern Europe and Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Schools with professional Network memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Active Member of HIB/HBO raad, NUFFIC council. </li></ul><ul><li>International partners in Europe and Asia </li></ul>
  14. 14. An international community <ul><li>More than 1,000 international students, coming from all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 55 nationalities represented at our university. </li></ul>Congo Colombia China Cameroon Brazil Argentina Angola Algeria Afghanistan Finland Iran Indonesia India Hungary Ghana Germany Ethopia El Salvador Vietnam Rwanda Portugal Poland Philippines Peru Netherlands Mexico Japan
  15. 15. Highlights of the Dutch environment <ul><li>High quality education </li></ul><ul><li>International hub for business, travel, import and export </li></ul><ul><li>Creative, innovative & high-tech industry </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & service economy </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent public service </li></ul><ul><li>Small, safe and stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>Cost attractive </li></ul><ul><li>English widely spoken </li></ul><ul><li>Green, natural and clean environment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Welcome to contact me or collegues at Saxion Siep Littooij, Manager International Projects Desk