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Avans University of Applied Sciences received a positive institutional quality assurance audit decision from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) on 03-09-2013 (Valid from 03-09-2013 until 02-09-2019).

We are proud that Avans has once again been proclaimed the best major university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Check out the latest press releases:
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If you are good enough to meet our high quality standards you are more than welcome to help us raise our standards even further.


The Dutch higher education system has an excellent international reputation for its high quality. Its project-based learning, in particular, is highly praised across the board. This working method, which involves students executing projects independently in groups, was embraced and first implemented by Avans University of Applied Sciences a number of years ago.
The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) provides an expert and objective assessment of the quality of the services and operations of higher education institutions. It determines whether the applicable standards are being met based on the tasks laid down in its founding treaty and in national legal frameworks.


Nuffic logoAvans works together with the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education, Nuffic. Click on ‘Meet us’ to find out our next stops around the world, and we hope to see you at a higher education fair in the Nuffic ‘Study in Holland’ pavilion or at our own booth.