Quality of Life - Education
High quality Of Education
Educational standards in the Netherlands are high. As measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) the Dutch school system is one of the best in the world.
The excellent quality of Dutch higher education has a worldwide reputation. The same goes for primary and secondary schools. This success can mostly be explained by the fact that Dutch schools are well-funded and need to comply with strict quality targets that are the result of central government policies.
Schools in Brainport Eindhoven offer a wide range of education at all levels. Next to an international primary and secondary school, there are a great number of regular regional secondary schools and schools for vocational education that offer bilingual (Dutch-English) education throughout the entire curriculum. Moreover, several regular primary schools in the region offer special programs for children with a foreign nationality. And more and more regular schools are working towards an international oriented curriculum. Competence-oriented education programs are central to the Dutch education system. Brainport Eindhoven takes this one step further. At Brainport Schools for primary and secondary education being practically engaged is a main focus. Collaboration between schools, industry and knowledge institutes result in enterprising, investigative and design-oriented learning.
Close cooperation with industry
In Brainport Eindhoven you also find first-rate universities and universities for applied sciences and educational institutes like Design Academy Eindhoven and Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the most innovative universities in Europe and belongs to the best 1 % of all universities worldwide. It is also the university with the largest scientific output in cooperation with industry.
“After I had finished a master in electrical engineering in Greece, I came to the Netherlands for a post-master software technology at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The quality of the content of the programme and the fact that it was taught in English were my main reasons for choosing for the Netherlands. And a lot of my fellow-students, mostly from other countries, also chose the programme for the same reason.”
Fanis Grollios (32), from Greece, works as a software technical lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific