Inholland University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of Bachelor programmes on eight main campuses across the west of the country (the 'Randstad') including Business, Media & Entertainment, Health, Agriculture, Teacher Training, Marketing, Engineering, Social Work, Tourism, IT, Food, Innovation, Finance. Inholland is an ambitious institute catering to a culturally diverse student population of some 30,000 students in the cities of Alkmaar, Amsterdam/Diemen, Delft, Haarlem, The Hague, and Rotterdam. In addition, Inholland offers 5 Master programmes in the field of Education and Health.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences focuses on internationalization and the development of international and crosscultural competencies for the future knowledge worker. International mobility is a tool in order to reach that goal.
Throughout our network of about 190 partner institutions in Europe and a wide network of international companies for internship and graduation opportunities we aim to facilitate students and staff in their international experience. "International Weeks" and "Career and Go Abroad" events help to stimulate mobility as well as an International Staff Week to be organized in the near future. Throughout these promotional tools we aim to stimulate, facilitate and increase the number of students and staff going abroad. Numbers of students going abroad for a study programme at one of our partner institutions are stable, whereas numbers of students going abroad for a placement or graduation period abroad are increasing. Teaching staff is getting more and more aware of the "necessity" of an international work-experience in order to broaden their horizon and development of cross cultural skills and numbers of teaching staff with this experience is slowly increasing.
Within the current Erasmus program Inholland exchanges around 300 students and 60 teachers (including staff) per year with approximately 190 partner universities in Europe. .
To give visibility to Erasmus activities the International Offices and Faculties of Inholland undertake different actions:
Compliance with non-discrimination objectives is ensured by the house rules and specific articles in the study guides of Inholland. For disabled students and staff special facilities are available and all buildings are wheelchair accessible. Furthermore, as is mentioned in the mission statement, Inholland is socially committed and responds to local developments. Students and employees participate for instance in local social projects.
Measures to ensure high quality in academic mobility activities:
Staff mobility is a priority in Inholland's strategic plans and therefore highly stimulated. Around 80 teachers per year go to a partner university and 70 teachers from partner universities teach at Inholland.