About our study programmes
Inholland University of Applied Sciences is an educational institution with over 32,000 students, 29 lectorates or academic research units, more than 110 nationalities and approximately 2800 employees. Hogeschool Inholland Suriname has around 800 students.
At eight sites throughout the provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland, Inholland offers around 90 bachelor's programmes in all fields of study: from healthcare to economy, from technology to education. In addition, Inholland is home to 10 Associate degree programmes, eight master's programmes and two universities for teacher training or PABOs(Pedagogische Academie Basisonderwijs).
However, within each of our localities Inholland is a relatively small provider of higher professional education. This means that our students receive a lot of attention and have direct and personal contacts with their lecturers. At the same time, they enjoy the benefits of a large-scale institution: strong ICT services, modern buildings, limited overhead costs and many scheduled classes.
Focus on practice in education and research
Many of our lecturers combine their teaching positions with applied work, creating valuable interactions between theory and practice. Our study programmes are continuously in touch with their respective professional fields, ensuring that our programmes today are always aligned with the labour market of tomorrow.
With 29 lectorates or academic research units, Inholland contributes to the diffusion and communication of knowledge to industry and society. Through occupation-related research the lectorates try to find solutions to current issues. In their studies, students are presented with the research outcomes.
Practice versus theory
Focus on practice is an important aspect of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences study programmes. It helps students to be optimally prepared for the labour market. During their studies and work placements students gain experience in trade and industry, which in turn can benefit from the students' knowledge.
This is why Inholland maintains an extensive network of valuable contacts in trade and industry and collaborates with secondary schools and universities in the Netherlands and abroad.
To turn knowledge into economic growth and jobs is one of our greatest challenges. That's why Inholland University of Applied Sciences wants to cultivate entrepreneurship in its students. Inholland aims to have a close relationship with students, the market and society. Accordingly, entrepreneurship is not an optional subject but an integral part of our study programmes.