Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with over 25,000 students.
The University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool Ijselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then the University has come to be recognised as an important centre of expertise at regional, national and international level.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences has three campuses in the East of the Netherlands – one campus in each of the three Dutch cities of Deventer, Enschede and Apeldoorn.
The international student population at Saxion has doubled in the past two years, and in view of Saxion’s focus on internationalisation there is little doubt that this figure will continue to grow. The total currently stands at 2,500 students from outside of the Netherlands, which is an impressive 10% of the overall total.
Saxion attracts students from all corners of the globe: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam… the list represents an A-Z of 55 nationalities, contributing to a truly multi-cultural learning experience.
Saxion University was already an experienced user of e-Assessment but wanted to find a system that better met the current and future needs of a large, modern, multi campus international University. So, it shortlisted three potential systems and carried out a rigorous selection process.
At the end of the process Saxion University chose Surpass from BTL.
We have gone through a very detailed selection process. I’m delighted that we now have an assessment solution that meets the scale and complexity of our needs.
Leen Van Kaam, Head of Functional Administration, Saxion University
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