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Facts and figures

(figures 2017)

Students
Around 13,500 students are enrolled at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Around 4,300 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 of students
male female distribution students



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



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

Education
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


Research
Zuyd has 33 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 three Centres of Expertise:

  • Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology (EIZT)
  • New Energy, Built Environment and Renewables (NEBER)
  • Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL)

Employees 
Around 1,950 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 to teaching support staf


male female distribution of staff
age distribution of staff

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

Organization 
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. 

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

number of students per city