The Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA – University of Applied Sciences) is a Higher Education institution offering over 80 courses of study, spread across locations in Amsterdam including the soon to be inaugurated brand new Amstel Campus in the centre of the city. The HvA prepares students for specific professions at Bachelor level with a firm focus on practice and competence building. With 2,300 employees serving more than 30,000 students, HvA considers its primary mission to be the provision of support and guidance to help its students become professionals.
HvA has strong links with the business world, both as a large employer and as an important player in the knowledge sector. Businesses from the Netherlands and abroad play their part in helping HvA’s students evolve as independent professionals by offering internships, assigning research projects, taking part in lectures, and cooperating on knowledge platforms. Close co-operation with the University of Amsterdam also creates added value in the areas of education and research, stimulating knowledge exchange and providing increased efficiency.
Role in EPG
Hva is mainly taking part in dissemination work and in the field testing activities.