Thomas More Hogeschool

is a University of Applied Sciences located in the centre of the
multicultural city of Rotterdam, and its mission statement is to educate skilled teachers
who never give up, who are well trained in urban education, and who are conscious of their
world citizenship. Broadening horizons, expanding knowledge about other forms of
education, and becoming aware of different cultures and customs are essential elements to
acquire this. Students and staff are therefore stimulated to do research abroad and to
share their knowledge on educational systems in the Netherlands with their international
counterparts. Thomas More Hogeschool therefore highly values the importance of offering
both students and staff members the opportunity to discover how education is organised
abroad and to gain inspiration from these international experiences. Sharing succesful
forms of education will contribute to the quality of education in general and will have a
strong influence on social and economic developments worldwide. We strongly feel that
future teachers should contribute to this global process. Thomas More Hogeschool is
constantly developing, also internationally. It aims at creating a global network through
which students and staff will be able to gain knowledge about international educational
programmes and resources. We enable our students to study abroad by sharing teaching
expertise with other higher educational institutes and/or by joining their research
activities. The international programme will focus on our strongest point: our close
connection with the education field in Rotterdam. We will therefore provide programmes at
bilingual schools in an urban environment or in the region of Rotterdam. Strategic
partnerships will enable and intensify the synergy between exchange, research and
development on the one hand and international courses and programmes on the other hand, so that they will be regarded as a model for future collaboration. It is our aim to organise
this in close connection with the international higher educational institutes, so that we
can focus on the needs and goals of our foreign students