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Although Saxion University of Applied Sciences was set up in its present form just over ten years ago, when the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland merged in 1998, Saxion’s roots can be traced back to 1875.
Saxion University is registered as a public funded university of applied science, and in legal terms Saxion University is established as a Foundation under Dutch law. For more information, see ‘ Guarantee of Quality’.
With over 26,000 students and still growing, Saxion is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands.
The international student population at Saxion has doubled in the past two years, and in view of Saxion’s focus on internationalisation there is little doubt that this figure will continue to grow. The total currently stands at 3,500 students from outside of the Netherlands, which is an impressive 14% of the overall total.
Saxion attracts students from all corners of the globe: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam… the list represents an A-Z of 74 nationalities, contributing to a truly multi-cultural learning experience.
For more information, see 'Testimonials'.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences has three campuses in the East of the Netherlands – one campus in each of the three Dutch cities of Deventer, Enschede and Apeldoorn.
The three campuses represent a total of 93,800 m2 floorspace.
For more information, see 'Campuses'.
Saxion is divided into eleven individual schools each with its own discipline, although not all schools offer international programmes:
Saxion University of Applied Sciences first started running international education programmes in the 1990s. Saxion now offers a broad range of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes and Short Courses in the fields of business, technical and environmental studies, as well as Intensive Preparatory courses (English Language). Needless to say, these educational programmes are fully in line with the quality assurance mechanisms as implemented by the relevant Dutch government agency.
For more information, see ' Programmes'.
Saxion currently employs approximately 2,200 members of staff, and this number is steadily increasing as Saxion continues to expand its activities.
You can read more about Saxion's key areas of focus in the Saxion Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020.