HZ is the first of the 37 universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands to receive an agreement from the Minister of Education, Culture and Science on its Quality Plan in 2019 within the framework of the Quality Agreements. The majority of the financial resources that will become available will be distributed among the HZ study programmes. The proceeds that were created because of the abolition of the basic grant and the introduction of the study advance, will be distributed among the educational institutions in the period 2019-2024. The task is to invest them in improving the quality of education. In consultation with employees, students, the council of the university, the management, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, the HZ has drawn up the HZ Quality Agreements. This plan describes how the HZ wants to use the means and which goals this involves. The choices made are closely aligned with the 2018-2021 institutional plan, so the quality agreements are embedded in the current course.
Substansive report central projects
A part of the funding is available centrally. Employees and students can submit proposals for this part of the study advance funds. Project applications must be aimed at improving the quality of education and must be in line with one of the following themes: 1) Strengthening the HZ community and student participation and 2) Strengthening HZ as a learning and collaborative organization. Two application rounds take place each year. Below is a description of the allocated projects:
Projects assigned and completed in 2019
Projects assigned in 2019 and continued in 2020
Projects awarded in 2020
Projects with structural allocation
In addition to the above-assigned projects, the University of Applied Sciences Council and the Executive Board have jointly agreed that a number of projects receive structural annual study advance funds during the planning period, without having to make separate project applications. These concern the following projects: