International Projects

A group of students doing groupwork.Saxion participate in projects beyond the borders of the Netherlands. Projects may vary from taking part in joint activities in a regional engagement course delivered at a partner institution or providing expertise for capacity building.

Education and research in Saxion blend theory and practice, and international cooperation projects contribute with an international dimension. From an academic perspective, best practices are pursued, analysed and shared, for the benefit of the regional economy and society. International projects with partners from different countries and from different industries or the professions enable development of innovative products, processes or knowledge driven expertise.

Saxion benefit from international cooperation through staff and student mobility, as it means academic work and social life in a diverse context, with opportunities for cultural exposure. Where possible, projects are formulated and submitted for funding to facilitate programmatic developments in cross-border settings. Projects add to the body of expertise in social, cultural and professional trends and conditions in other countries.

Saxion take pride in fostering institutional development, relieving skills shortages and reducing poverty in developing countries through education and the contribution of professional and educational expertise to partner institutions, their faculty or staff.

New initiatives and fundraising is coordinated by the International Project Desk (within the International Office) in close ‘co-production’ with the Schools. The Desk bundles experience in international projects and supports the Schools and Departments with project management expertise. The current focus for new projects is on cooperation with institutions in the EU.