Internationalisation is crucial for Inholland University of Applied Sciences, as the professional field for which Inholland trains these world students is increasingly internationally oriented. The international component is expressed in Inholland's study programmes in various ways, from education programmes with an international focus and field trips abroad or visits to foreign institutions and companies in the Netherlands, to complete minor subjects such as international trade.
Inholland has a relatively large number of students from non-Western origins, especially at our Amsterdam/Diemen, The Hague and Rotterdam sites. We want to demonstrate our approach to diversity through our promotion of expertise, student guidance, study programmes and human resources policies.
With more than 110 different nationalities, diversity is an integral element of Inholland's identity and forms a fundamental part of our multicultural society.At Inholland University of Applied Sciences each site has its own character and religious or philosophical outlook. We have a relatively large number of students from non-Western origins and we appreciate and wish to maintain our multifarious identity. As a university of applied sciences issues such as spirituality, integrity, ethics, diversity and sustainability are considered to have a bearing on the everyday running of our institution
Regard for our students' various backgrounds (eg Islamic) is expressed in Inholland's facilities too. Every site has a silence centre, offering students a place to retire to for a quiet moment. During Ramadan Inholland students organised an Iftar meal on Dam Square for students of all cultures and religions.