Zuyd University in Heerlen is a school for professional education that provides accredited bachelor and master degree programs. Programs are offered in a wide variety of specialized subjects areas such as Economics, Languages and Communication, Behavior and Society, Health Care, Fine Arts, Music and Drama, Education, Technology and Engineering. Zuyd University's programs are also offered at campuses in Sittard and Maastricht.
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is a Gateway to Knowledge. Over the years it has developed a knowledge corridor in Europe. This is achieved by developing Centers of Expertise, which provide a place for Zuyd University and businesses and organizations to meet. It has realized the following six Centers of Expertise: Creative City, Built Environment, ICT, Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life, Technology & Design.
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences’ strategic location in the Meuse-Rhine Euro region, a dynamic region in the heart of Europe, offers unique opportunities for students and businesses. Big cities like Aachen, Cologne, Brussels and Antwerp are around the corner. This facilitates getting an international internship at one of the numerous international businesses or doing an exchange program at one of its partner universities in the region.