Shaping responsible leaders since 1946

Since its foundation in 1946 Nyenrode Business Universiteit has internationalization ingrained in its DNA. We are founded by and for the international business community under the name “Nederlands Opleidings-lnstituut voor het Buitenland” (the Dutch Training Institute for Foreign Enterprise).

For many years we have been serving society by shaping responsible leaders. The Nyenrode values Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship are at the core of its education, research and community.

Sustainable Development Goals of the UN

These values could not be more relevant today. The growing global challenges that we are collectively facing require a global and collaborative response. Nyenrode strongly supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, in particular:


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Education for a positive contribution to global society

As a leading research and educational institute, Nyenrode Business Universiteit is a potent agent in leading transformation and contributing to societal change by preparing, educating and engaging its students and participants in globally oriented education, research and business. This will allow them to develop intercultural awareness and competencies to make a positive contribution to global society, both personally and professionally.  

Furthermore, to recruit talent, remain leading in research and education and to elevate knowledge to the next level, universities need to be internationally focused and active. Internationalization is not a goal in itself, but an integrated part of Nyenrode’s education and business to achieve its organization’s mission and vision. 

Please refer to Nyenrode's Internationalization Strategy 2020-24 for more information.


Melody Mast

Melody Mast

International Relations Manager