Basic principle of our internationalisation strategy: “Excellent professional education is an international effort.”
The Netherlands has the ambition to reach the global top 5 of knowledge economies. This requires internationally orientated education policy. Those in education who look inward will not be attuned to the global labour market for higher education. Internationally active organisations demand knowledge workers who are used to looking across borders. So it's essential for students to gain international experience while still studying.
Strengthening the international profile of HAS University of Applied Sciences fits the growing importance of international knowledge in professional practice. We do this by offering our students and staff international opportunities.
Participation in international projects is becoming increasingly prominent in HAS's internationalisation strategy. International projects generate knowledge, new alliances with strategic partners and (international) profiling of our college of education. In addition, HAS wants to contribute to corporate social responsibility through participation.
The specially designed coordination centre HAS International Projects (in short, HIP) enables HAS's frequent, appropriate and professional participation in international projects, thereby promoting the positioning of our college of education even stronger in the international market and ensuring realisation of the international focal points defined by the Board of Governors for the period 2011-2014.
If you want to know more, please visit the HIP pages on our organisation website.