Avans University of Applied Sciences
|Avans University of Applied Sciences|
|Established||October 1, 1812|
|Type||Public University of Applied Sciences|
Avans University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Avans Hogeschool) is a high-ranked Dutch vocational university. It is located in three cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school has 25,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 2,300 employees.
Avans University of Applied Sciences itself was founded on January 1, 2004 as a union of Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch and Hogeschool Brabant in Tilburg, Breda, and Etten-Leur. Hogeschool Brabant itself was a union from 1988 of Hogeschool West-Brabant (Etten-Leur and Breda) and Hogeschool Midden-Brabant (Tilburg). The oldest branch of Avans University of Applied Sciences is the Kunstacademie in 's-Hertogenbosch, which was founded on October 1, 1812.
- http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2939987/avans-opnieuw-beste-hogeschool.html Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool], nu.nl, 23 Oktober 2012
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