Strategic policy

Strategic Policy

Windesheim is in the top three of major universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. How can we make sure we stay there?

Our mission is to make an active contribution to an inclusive and sustainable society, by educating valuable and principled professionals and by conducting practice-oriented research. Enabling everyone with enough talent to pursue higher education at our university, that’s Windesheim’s social responsibility. Regardless of their origin, prior education, background or age, every student with talent counts and deserves the opportunity to develop his/her full potential.


Our mission and social responsibility translate into the following three ambitions, determining Windesheim’s course for the next few years:

1. Each student has his/her own learning pathway that is personal, challenging and flexible.
2. The research at our university focuses on an inclusive and sustainable society.
3. We improve the transfer of students through the education chain.