Nearer collaboration between TU/e and Fontys

Closer collaboration between TU/E and Fontys
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Eindhoven College of Expertise and Fontys College of Utilized Sciences will work extra carefully collectively. The academic establishments need to supply the very best training for the scholars, “with minimal lack of beta expertise”.

The chairmen of Fontys Hogescholen and the TU/e signed a cooperation settlement on Tuesday within the presence of Minister Van Engelshoven (Training).


The technical programs of Fontys are already on the TU/e campus. Now the college and the college of utilized sciences are additionally going to coordinate the recruitment and mutual trade. This provides substance to the latest Larger Training Strategic Agenda of the Ministry of Training, Tradition and Science.

“Collectively, we’ve got over 17,500 college students on our campus. We are going to now be certain that every pupil receives the very best training,” says – Robert-Jan Smits, chairman TU/e.

Serving to new college students
The college and the college of utilized sciences are going to assist the brand new college students in making their examine selections, in order that they instantly find yourself in the suitable place. As soon as inside, Fontys and the TU/e guarantee ‘harmonisation of the examine programmes’, in order that college students can swap easily from one establishment to a different, particularly within the first 12 months.


The cooperation is strongly rooted within the wants of the Brainport area. Because of this, the 2 establishments will cooperate extra within the discipline of analysis.

Robert-Jan Smits of Eindhoven College of Expertise and Joep Houterman of Fontys College of Utilized Sciences are joyful about it. “With this collaboration, we’re optimizing each the supply and the attractiveness of upper technical training within the Brainport area,” says Smits.

“We’re good neighbours and likewise necessary companions in greater technical training,” Houterman begins. “This may profit each our present and future college students. We’ll proceed to work collectively within the discipline of analysis and innovation.”


Nationwide recognition
The brand new regional cooperation may also obtain nationwide recognition. “This cooperation between Fontys and the TU/e, with an necessary function for corporations, is of huge significance for the area”, mentioned Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven. “It contributes to combating the scarcity of upper educated technical employees, and it means much more alternatives for college kids”.


Translation: Chaitali Sengupta, who offers ONLINE Inburgering lessons.