Zuyd University is a university of applied sciences situated in the Dutch province of Limburg, the southernmost part of the Netherlands. This strategic location is at the heart of one of Europe's most important and prosperous regions, the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium) and the German Ruhr area are scarcely an hour's drive away, and cities such as Frankfurt and Paris just a few hours.Zuyd University has a staff of more than 1,550 working at three different locations in the cities of Maastricht, Heerlen and Sittard-Geleen. Its student body numbers well over 13,200.Six sectorsZuyd University offers the widest range of programmes. With the exception of agricultural science, it practically offers every programme availabe in the Netherlands, plus a number of international study programmes. The approximately fifty programmes are divided into six different sectors: Economics, Languages and Communication Health Care Behaviour and Society Fine Arts, Music and Drama Education Technology and EngineeringEach programme lasts four years and leads to a Bachelor's degree.Many of the programmes have ties with foreign educational institutions. For example, Zuyd University is a member of HORA EST, a network of universities of applied sciences in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. Several schools are members of the Magellan Exchange, a consortium of European and American universities. 14% of Zuyd University's students come from outside the Netherlands. Zuyd University also offers a number of Master's degree programmes.
Centres of Expertise create and circulate knowledge within a certain field. Centres of Expertise could therefore be regarded as front offices. The back offices consist of a number of entities and activities within the University such as faculties and special research fellowships.
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