NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution with more than 7,000 students from over 50 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels. Breda is a historical city with 178,000 inhabitants. Some 19,000 young people are studying in Breda. NHTV was founded in 1966 as an institute offering bachelor’s programmes in tourism and leisure and in this field; it is the largest and leading education institution in the world. New (academic) bachelor’s and master’s programmes (for instance a master in Imagineering) have been developed since then, closely related to the disciplines.
Specialist disciplines of NHTV
With a focus on the development of academic knowledge and the promotion of sound professional practice, the specialist disciplines of NHTV are:
- Games & Media
- Tourism & Leisure
- NHTV is rated the 2nd best university of applied sciences in the Netherlands (medium size) according to the Dutch universities league table for applied sciences (Keuzegids HBO 2016).
- The University’s offers top-rated bachelors programs in Hotel, Facility and Games, and its masters programs in Imagineering.
- NHTV is considered the largest and leading education institution offering management programmes in Tourism and Leisure world-wide.
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.