International RICS accreditation for Saxion’s Master Facility and Real Estate Management


The Master Facility and Real Estate Management (FREM; both full-time and part-time) has been accredited for five years by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS is an international professional body that accredits professionals in the real estate sector.

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FREM is the first full-time Master and the third part-time Master in the Netherlands accredited by RICS. “We are constantly working to improve the quality of our programmes and research. As a University of Applied Sciences, we attract foreign students as well as Dutch students and thoroughly prepare them for the international labour market. This accreditation is an international confirmation of the quality of this Master, so we are very proud,” says Wim Boomkamp, Chairman of Saxion’s Executive Board. Saxion has offered this Master programme for 21 years. It has a NVAO accreditation for Flanders and the Netherlands as well. As a result of the international accreditation, graduates who enrolled in the Master FREM after 1 September 2014 can apply for an RICS membership through a simplified procedure. RICS members may use the designation MRICS after their name.

Integrity and professional conduct
RICS is a leading institute for real estate professionals with 120,000 members worldwide. RICS promotes the general interest of integrity and professional conduct of its members through training standards, professional codes of conduct and independent advice.