NIHA’s mission is as follows:
To deliver a meaningful contribution to the Higher Education and Vocational Education of the Netherlands and Turkey.
NIHA therefore sets the following objectives:
- Actively support the cooperation between the Dutch and Turkish research universities, universities of applied sciences and vocational education and training institutions;
- Support and facilitate the direct cooperation between higher and vocational education institutions in both countries, including the exchange of researchers, teachers and students, selecting suitable organizations for and the placement and supervising of interns, the realisation of joint programmes and curricula and promoting scientific research;
- Promoting the Dutch higher education and vocational education to Turkish students
NIHA’s core business consists of four key areas of expertise namely, the Study in Holland Desk in Turkey, the Internship Desk, Vocational Education and Training Centre and Academic Programmes. Apart from these areas, NIHA Foundation also cooperates with public and private institutions, provided this is within the objectives of NIHA.
The main target groups of NIHA are institutions of higher education and vocational education in the Netherlands and Turkey which are committed to invest in a structural cooperation. With regards to the Netherlands, this means all education institutions which have signed the ‘Code of conduct with respect to international students in Dutch higher education’ dated December 4 2009, which guarantees the quality of higher education provided to international students, and all education institutions affiliated with the Netherlands Association of Vocational Education and Training Colleges (MBO-Raad) and the Council for Agricultural Education Centres (AOC-Raad)
NIHA is mainly active in Turkey particularly in most important university cities -being the bureaucratic and political centre of Turkey constitutes an additional value for Ankara- and in the Netherlands. Moreover, locations of various international organisations and institutions as well as other Dutch-speaking and Turkish-speaking areas in the world other than respectively the Netherlands and Turkey are also within our scope.