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1 Step up to Saxion. Linking Higher Education to the World of Work: Saxion Connect Chris van den Borne, Director International Office

2 Step up to Saxion. About Saxion University Public University of Applied Sciences Multidisciplinary teaching First academy established in ,000 students, 2,000 staff 1000 international students in International Programmes 13 schools, 5 Research Centers for Applied Research

3 Step up to Saxion. About Saxion University Comprehensive university, predominantly undergraduate level Focus on profession-oriented education through teaching and undergraduate research Professional Masters programmes in key fields Regional focus for most programmes, national profile in key fields Quality education under public scrutiny and accreditation International Profile and Strategy

4 Step up to Saxion. Saxion University in the World Our International Mission Each graduate has international professional competencies and has access to the international job market On Education and Research we cooperate with our international partners in projects and joint and double degrees

5 Step up to Saxion. An International Community More than 1,000 international students, coming from all over the world (60 different nationalities) AfghanistanAlgeriaAngolaArgentinaBrazilCameroonChinaColombiaCongo El SalvadorEthopiaGermanyGhanaHungaryIndiaIndonesiaIranFinland JapanMexicoNetherlandsPeruOmanPolandPortugalRwandaVietnam

6 Step up to Saxion. International Strategy International component in every study programme Internationalisation starting from regional strengths International education and research offer for international students and partners Network of Preferred Higher Education Partners

7 Step up to Saxion. Partners & International Projects Staff Exchange Students Exchange Capacity Building Curriculum Development Combined Research Combined Consultancy Joint and Double Degrees 3+1 or 3+2 cooperation

8 Step up to Saxion. Building a Curriculum for Professional Education Each Academy has a Survey Committee from the World of Work that gives input about knowledge skills and attitude Curriculum is not only based on contents (scientific disciplines) but also on professional competencies for their future careers Curriculum with practical periods outside of the University under supervision of the University staff Research projects on real time problems in the world of work

9 9 Co-Creatie Students Teachers World of Work Coaching / evaluations on process & content -Apprenticeship -Assessment -Review Accountability ECTS -Portfolio -Personal development plan Human capital -Ideas -Solutions (services/products) -Junior researchers Inspiring environment -Challenging Assignments -Coaching on Content Human capital -Senior researchers -Know-how Inspring environment -Insight into world of work

10 Step up to Saxion. Saxion Connect: Matching high potentials and employers Saxion and University of Twente Unique opportunities for international graduates and companies because of the search year More information on Kickstart for students career Improves studentschances on the job market

11 Step up to Saxion. Why Connect? International graduates want to stay and work in the Netherlands. Employers need workers with international mindset, specific knowledge and diverse cultural backgrounds Shortage of highly skilled workers Implementation of search year for employment.

12 Step up to Saxion. Partners University of Twente Chamber of Commerce Randstad, Xelvin, Brunel: Recruitment agencies Other organizations for expanding our network and communications: SME (MKB), VNO-NCW

13 Step up to Saxion. Recruitment & Selection Perspective graduate students Selection is based on certain criteria: motivation, talent, language skills, educational background maximum 30 students per year Involvement of recruitment companies

14 Step up to Saxion. Skills trainings Job application skills Communication skills: –Networking –Presentations –Giving and receiving feedback The Dutch labour market Intercultural skills (3 sessions) Basic Dutch Language Course

15 Step up to Saxion. Results to date 24 trainees placed Assortment of firms: –Small, Mid-size, and Multinationals –Diverse branches Wide range of assignments : 25 candidates

16 Step up to Saxion. INDES - Enschede Wanshu Zhang (China), Accounting & Finance

17 Step up to Saxion. Future Goals Introducing more international content into Saxion curricula. Deliver world class international education More support policies for international students and staff Preparing graduats who can work cross-culturally. Strengthen Saxions ties with its international alumni To reduce prejudice and to develop mutual understanding and cooperation in different levels.

18 Step up to Saxion. Thank you for your attention! Questions?

19 Step up to Saxion. Partners & International Projects History of cooperation in Eastern Europe and Asia Building a network of preferred partnerships Active Member of HIB/HBO raad, Profound, NUFFIC council. International partners in Europe and Asia


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