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Facts and figures

(figures October 2017)

Around 14,000 students are enrolled at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Around 3,900 new students enrol every year. Around 50% of the students are aged between 21 and 25 years old. There are almost equal numbers of male and female students at Zuyd University.

age distribution students

male female distribution students

The share of non-Dutch students is 11%. The majority of these students are from Germany and Belgium.

share non dutch students

Student judgement
Students award their programme at Zuyd a mark of 3.86 on a five-point scale (National Student Survey 2016).

The university of applied sciences offers 34 bachelor's programmes and 13 master's programmes. Zuyd Professional offers a wide range of training courses and programmes for professionals. Zuyd University offers training and education in ten fields of interest:

  • Life sciences
  • Economics and management
  • Health care
  • ICT
  • Arts
  • Education and society
  • Language and communication
  • Engineering and construction
  • Leisure and recreation

Zuyd has 31 research centres. Associate professors, lecturers, and students carry out practically-oriented and socially-relevant research. They contributed to innovations and developments in the business sector and connect practice and education. Zuyd has defined three core points for its applied research. These core points contribute to regional development and were devised in close cooperation with the regional or Euregional government bodies, the business world, and educational institutions. The core points for research are:

  • Innovative care and technology
  • Transition to a sustainably-constructed environment
  • Life Science and Materials

Implementation of the core points for research takes place in two Centres of Expertise and two cooperations:

  • Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology (EIZT)
  • Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL)
  • Brightlands Smart Services Campus (BISS)
  • Transition toward a sustainably-built environment

Around 1,850 employees work at Zuyd, almost two-thirds of whom have a teaching role. Almost half of the employees are younger than 50 years of age. Slightly more women than men work at Zuyd University. 

ratio teaching staff support staff

male female distribution staff members

age distribution employees

Employees award the working experience a mark of 7.3 out of 10.0 (Employee satisfaction survey 2016). 

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences has nine faculties and seven service departments. The faculties provide education in the form of bachelor's programmes, associate degrees, master's programmes, and courses and training sessions for adults. The research centres are embedded within the faculties. The service departments support the primary process within Zuyd, and the administration service supports the Board of Governors. 

Zuyd is based in Heerlen, Sittard, and Maastricht. Zuyd has a total of eleven locations in these cities. 

number students per city