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Stenden University of Applied Sciences is merging with NHL University of Applied Sciences. Visit nhlstenden.com/en.

University of Applied Sciences

Erica Schaper Chair of the Executive Board NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Erica Schaper has been appointed chairperson of the Executive Board of the newly merged NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences by the supervisory boards of NHL and Stenden universities. Erica Schaper will start in her new position on 1 October 2017 and will, from that day onwards, guide the transition process towards the new university.

Erica Schaper has been appointed chairperson of the Executive Board of the newly merged NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences by the supervisory boards of NHL and Stenden universities. Erica Schaper will start in her new position on 1 October 2017 and will, from that day onwards, guide the transition process towards the new university.

Educational experience

Since 1 January 2014, Schaper has been working as managing director for trade union FNV. Her activities focused on guiding the merger process of five organisations, and the establishment of the new FNV work organisation. In addition, she has extensive experience with merger and change processes in education, gained as managing director of Van Hall Larenstein UAS and as interim manager for, among others, Hanze UAS Groningen and Inholland UAS. She has also worked as higher education supervisor and auditor for the NVAO and the Sirius excellence programme.

Schaper: "This is a unique opportunity to connect the positive, characteristic elements of both universities and to build a new university of applied sciences with a strong profile and a beautiful modern educational concept, together with students, staff and stakeholders. I am really looking forward to guiding this exciting journey of discovery. It will become even more vibrant!”

With the addition of the new chairperson, the NHL Stenden Executive Board now consists of Erica Schaper, Jan van Iersel (NHL) and Klaas-Wybo van der Hoek (Stenden).

Joining forces

The new UAS combines the strengths of both institutes. This will be beneficial for both students and the businesses, authorities and institutions both universities cooperate with.
The new university of applied sciences is committed to 'global innovation', and is characterised by a unique educational concept based on design thinking, in which practical issues are resolved by co-creation with the professional field and the social environment. With its campuses at home and abroad, NHL Stenden UAS is regionally anchored but has a prominent international profile. By the joining of forces, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences is better equipped to respond to the demand for knowledge and innovation. With its specialist knowledge in the three focus areas: Vital Regions, Smart Sustainable Industries and Service Economy, the new university can develop its role even more.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on stenden.com/en

Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website nhlstenden.com/en. You can apply now for academic year 18/19!