NHTV Breda is a university of applied sciences with a strong international focus. The institute caters for more than 7,000 students from over 60 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels.
NHTV was founded in 1966 as an institute offering management programmes in tourism and leisure and in this field it is the largest and leading educational institution in the world. All NHTV’s study programmes rank first in their categories in the national rankings. International accreditations from, for instance, the UN World Tourism Organization, underline the quality of education.
Today NHTV offers professional and academic bachelor’s and master’s programmes. With a focus on the development of academic knowledge and the promotion of sound professional practice, the specialist disciplines of NHTV are:
From the outset, NHTV has always had a strong international outlook. Most of the bachelor’s programmes and all master’s programmes are taught in English. Almost 50% of all students are attending these English-taught programmes, the institute has an international teaching staff, and nearly 12% of the total student population are from abroad.
NHTV set up the ‘international classroom’, a teaching method in which students from different cultures work together. Students are encouraged to do work placements abroad or at companies with a strong international focus. International business, cooperation and co-creation are key elements in NHTV’s curriculum, both from a social and cultural perspective and from an economic point of view.