Saxion University

Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with over 22,000 students.

The University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool Ijselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognised as an important centre of expertise at regional, national and international level.

The Research Centre for Hospitality, which leads on Saxion's involvement with North Sea Screen Partners, is focused on solving real-life business challenges regarding the innovation of processes and products, particularly in the service sector. The associate professors prepare the research schedule in close cooperation with the professional sector, so that there is a constant alignment between the practical research and the content of our educational programs. This has proven to be a very successful approach to providing research and education on behalf of and in collaboration with the market.

For more information on Saxion University go to www.saxion.edu


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Saxion University
Saxion Research Centre Hospitality
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 501
7400 AM Deventer
Phone: +31 570 603 784
Email: j.p.t.thijssen@saxion.nl
Web: www.saxion.edu/