With more than 23,000 students and 2,200 staff members and locations in Apeldoorn, Deventer and Enschede Saxion is a leading knowledge institution in higher education. Saxion offers bachelor courses, master courses and associate degree courses and has several knowledge centres. Saxion focuses strongly on the innovation of practical training and education by means of practically-oriented research. Saxion is deeply rooted in the region. From this embedment we want to contribute emphatically as a knowledge institution to a vital region in economic and social respect. The coming years Saxion wants to invest in education intensification, the relationship with the field of work, internationalisation, excellence and professionalisation.