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Europe: Northumbria links with AUAS

Northumbria University in the UK and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences have both extended their international reach with a partnership based on master’s level courses in the business department.

The famous 'I amsterdam" sign in central Europe will surely attract Northumbria students. Photo: Northumbria University

Our slogan is Creating Tomorrow... that matches perfectly with Northumbria

Programs, in Business and Project Management will be offered on the AUAS campus in the Dutch capital, with students being taught by Northumbria academics in the Netherlands. This will continue to be a British accredited qualification.

We have also been developing a relationship with AUAS built on research-informed teaching”

Along with this specific course cooperation, the two institutions will extend an Erasmus agreement, meaning students can travel between Newcastle and Amsterdam for periods of study. This agreement also lays a path for research collaboration and summer school projects.

Andrew Wathey, vice-chancellor and chief executive at Northumbria, said the partnership is indicative of Northumbria’s global ambitions, which already extends to Asia, but is now present in Europe too. 

“Our collaboration with AUAS fits with a wider international strategy at Northumbria to develop global partnerships. We have also been developing a relationship with AUAS built on research-informed teaching, promoting an international outlook and global mindset for our students, and focusing on quality. This is an important part of our response to the challenges posed by Brexit,” he said. 

Huib de Jong, chairman of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Executive Board said the agreement came about due to Northumbria’s mission fitting with how AUAS sees its place in modern Europe.

“Our slogan is Creating Tomorrow. A slogan that matches perfectly with the values of Northumbria. The complementary strengths between both universities in our core areas of education and research is fundamental for the proposed collaboration.

“At a time of increasing internationalization and rapid societal and technological change, both universities agree that collaboration across national boundaries is benefitting to both students and staff, offering better access to knowledge and understanding in order to meet future challenges,” he added.

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