Windesheim is an institution for higher professional education, offering a comprehensive range of study programs. Windesheim is an innovative center of knowledge and expertise, challenging individuals and people in organizations to become professionals who: - are responsible, aware of and sensitive to essential human and social values, and self-conscious; - have knowledge and competences relevant to society - want to function at higher levels in professions and society - realize personal growth in connection with this ambition and - contribute to further development, improvement and innovations of companies, societal institutions and government organizations.
Windesheim University has partnerships with more than one hundred and twenty universities worldwide (see www.windesheim.nl). There is exchange of students, teachers and staff, curricula, project activities and also double degrees. Windesheim has been involved in the European Socrates Program for decades. The School of Engineering & Design, and Industrial Design Engineering in particular has close contacts amongst others with Howest University College West Flanders, Kortrijk, Belgium; Chongqing Technology & Business University, China; University of Southern Denmark; Jönköping University Sweden, FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria; Napier University, Edinburgh, Great Britain and École de Design Nantes Atlantique, France. There are also international contacts with companies for internships and graduation projects.
The Industrial Design Engineering course at Windesheim University of Applied Science is validated by BNO, Association of Dutch Designers. The School of Engineering & Design is very active in different platforms. We are active in the platform of all universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands (HBO Raad), active in the platform of bachelors in industrial design engineering (IPO), member of KIVI association of engineers, and associate with industrial organizations like NRK Federation of Plastic Industry, FDP Federation of Metal Sheet Forming Industry, etcetera. SED has over 400 warm relations with manufacturers, design offices and other organizations for internships and projects. Windesheim University initiated a regional