Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Hogeschool Windesheim) is a Dutch vocational university institute for higher education and research. With over 27,000 students and more than 3,000 members of staff at sites in Zwolle and Almere, Windesheim is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Both Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO rank Windesheim as the number 2 University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, for already many years in a row.[2][3]

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
Hogeschool Windesheim Zwolle 2022.jpg
Established1986
PresidentInge Grimm
Students27,000[1]
Location,
Website[1]

Windesheim pursues a personal approach where students work in small groups and where each talent counts. Lecturers are coaches as well and they challenge students get the best out of themselves. For extra talented students Windesheim has a honours programme where students can do extracurricular programmes. They also have the Windesheim Honours College where an international concept offering a unique four-year bachelor's degree programme in Global Project and Change Management. Windesheim is also renowned for its innovative and entrepreneurial approach. Windesheim has many close ties with the business community and public institutes which makes the knowledge immediately applicable in practice. All students do internships at and projects together with companies and institutes during their study programme. This way of working empowers the professional field around Windesheim and their graduates.

Windesheim has over 50 bachelor programmes in the following fields of expertise: - Business, Media and Law - Education - Engineering and ICT - Health and Social Work - Journalism and Communication - Sport and Therapy

Windesheim offers two English taught bachelor's programmes for international students: - International Business [4] - Global Project and Change Management [5]

HistoryEdit

Windesheim university as it currently exists was formed in 1986 as the result of the merger of several education providers. The merger took place over a number of years with more and more institutions joining. The academy for Journalism and the academy for Social Studies from Kampen became part of the new institute as well as the School of Physical Exercise from Arnhem. Most of the education providers who joined were located in Zwolle: Higher Education in Economics and Administration (HEAO), Higher Education in Engineering and Technology (HTS), College of Education, School of Nursing, Academy of Journalism and Higher Education in Information Technology. These separate institutions all became part of Windesheim which then joined forces on an administrative level with the VU University Amsterdam. In 2012 this set up was discontinued and both institutions now have their own board and organization behind them. In September 2006, it changed its degree system to the bachelor/master system.

AwardsEdit

  • HBO keuzegids 2021 - Windesheim runner-up 2021[6]
  • HBO keuzegids and Elsevier 2020 - Windesheim runner-up in HBO keuzegids and Elsevier ranking[7]
  • Elsevier 2020 [8]
  • HBO keuzegids and Elsevier 2019 - Windesheim runner-up in HBO keuzegids and Elsevier ranking[9]
  • HBO keuzegids and Elsevier 2018 - Windesheim Runner-up in HBO Keuzegids and Elsevier ranking[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.windesheim.nl/getmedia/c78a6d87-09cb-4245-b5fe-77f622ada376/jaarverslag_2020_infographic.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "De beste hogescholen en universiteiten van 2020 - EW". 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Windesheim runner-up among Dutch universities of applied sciences in Keuzegids 2022".
  4. ^ "Bachelor's degree International Business – Windesheim UAS".
  5. ^ "Bachelor's degree Global Project and Change Management – Windesheim UAS".
  6. ^ "Windesheim runner-up among Dutch universities of applied sciences in Keuzegids 2022".
  7. ^ "Windesheim runner-up in both Keuzegids Hbo 2021 and Elsevier's Best Programmes Ranking".
  8. ^ "De beste hogescholen en universiteiten van 2020 - EW". 2 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Windesheim again runner-up in both Keuzegids HBO and Elsevier Ranking".
  10. ^ "Windesheim runner-up in both Keuzegids Hbo and Elsevier Ranking".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°04′48″E / 52.50000°N 6.08000°E / 52.50000; 6.08000http://www.windesheim.com/