HZ is located at the beautiful coastline of Zeeland in the northwestern end of the Netherlands and is very close to Belgium and France and is the colsest point towards London and Great Britain in general. HZ has a strong international orientation and its core values are quality, personal development and the professional career of the students. The University's aim is that everystudent will develop in such a way as to be able to confont effectivelly life in a multicultural society. Through its special, flexible curiculum, students acquire all the knowledge and skills that are required for a succesful career.
The University cooperates closely with local and international companies. It does not offer only theoretical education, but focuses on practical application. Professional practice has been incorporated in its education throught the professional placement with applied research programmes.
In Holland there are 43 Universities of Applied Sciences. According to the most recent table «Keuzegids Hbo Voltijd 2014» HZ is the no1 Dutch University of Applied Sciences!
One of the main ecucational goals of HZ is to transfer knowledge in the professional environment, and HZ operates with the principle of interconecting education with a company placement and research with practical orientation. Graduates of Universities of Applied Sciences are highly saught after because they are usefull from the beginning, since they have a close connection with the relevant professional fields due to the incorporation of a professional placement in the programmes of study, offering thus added value to the tiltes they possess.
The University honors this unique cooperation and gives further information at its website! (click here to redirect to HZ website)