The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS/HvA) is based in The Netherlands, in the city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city where 175 different nationalities live and work together and where the English language is largely spoken. The city is a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, ICT, sport, healthcare, education and much more. At AUAS/HvA we take full advantage of this wealth of opportunities in order to provide the best possible education and produce cutting-edge research.The business sector needs graduates who have both intercultural and international (work/study) experience. For this reason AUAS/HvA ensures that internationalisation is integrally embedded in our educational programmes and the research activities of our schools. The AUAS/HvA trains the professionals of tomorrow. Practical orientated research is an important component of the educational programmes offered by our schools. Our research always addresses a real-life world problem from the professional field, and we conduct the research in close collaboration with both academics and professionals working in the particular discipline. We have a joint Executive Board with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and our close cooperation with the UvA is particularly valuable for research purposes. The AUAS/HvA consists of seven schools. We have a total of 43,000 students and offer a total of 80 bachelor and master programmes. We have 250 partner institutes across 50 different countries and contribute to various educational projects such as curriculum development, research projects, student/lecturer exchanges and work placements within an international working field. This ensures that the education provided by AUAS/HvA is truly internationally orientated.