Breda University of Applied Sciences
A short history
Breda University of Applied Sciences is an international education institution with about 7,500 students from over 50 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels. Breda is a historical city with around 180,000 inhabitants. Approximately 20,000 young people are studying in Breda. Breda University of Applied Sciences, former NHTV, was founded in 1966 as an institute offering management programmes in tourism and leisure and in this field, it is the largest and leading education institution in the world. On 1 September 2018, NHTV Breda changed their name into Breda University of Applied Sciences. During the 2019-2020 academic year all the educational programs have moved to the campus on mgr. Hopmansstraat. In the academic year of 2020-2021 the campus will officially be opened in September.
The campus of Breda University of Applied Sciences consists of three buildings. These are the Frontier, Ocean and Horizon buildings. The different academies are spread across these buildings. In the Ocean building, the academy for Leisure & Events is located. The businessdesk, where you can acquire assignments in the field related to Leisure & Events. The academies for Media management, Game development and Build Environment & Logistics management are located in the Frontier building. The north side of the Horizon building is used by the academy for Tourism and the south side is the location for the academy for Hotel & Facility management. Having all the different studies on one location means that you get to meet a lot more fellow students during your studies at BUas.
In the Horizon building is also where the Servicedesk is located. When you have general questions or related to your studies this is the place to go. You can also lend equipment from here if you need them. Adjacent to the library there are silence rooms where it is possible to study in private. The cafeteria is located in the main hall of the northern Horizon building and is being run by students from Hotel & Facility and every week there is a new menu on offer. Next to this, the restaurant ‘Sibelicious’ is located. This restaurant is also being run by students of Hotel & Facility and this is place to go if you fancy a nice meal or to have a drink. In the Frontier building, you can find another cafeteria run by Eurest where you can buy different kinds of sandwiches, fruits, snacks and beverages.
The accessibility of the campus is very good. On the north side of the Horizon building is the stopping place of the public buses, that drive to train station of Breda every ten minutes. Furthermore, there are two parking lots but there is no unlimited parking space. The campus is easily accessed by bicycles from all sides.
BUas has a big focus, since moving to the campus, on sustainability and does this by utilising a ‘clean campus policy’. Across the entire campus there are thrash bins to sort out the thrash. Together we can keep the campus clean and appealing and strive towards sustainability.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, BUas has issued several measures. One example is that all walk traffic will be done in one way lanes. Furthermore most of the classes are being held online through the use of Microsoft Teams. On the site of BUas frequent updates regarding the COVID-19 virus are being issued, those can be found here.