Thomas More Hogeschool is a University of Applied Sciences located in the centre of the multicultural city of Rotterdam, and its mission statement is to educate skilled teachers who never give up, who are well trained in urban education, and who are conscious of their world citizenship. Broadening horizons, expanding knowledge about other forms of education, and becoming aware of different cultures and customs are essential elements to acquire this. Students and staff are therefore stimulated to do research abroad and to share their knowledge on educational systems in the Netherlands with their international counterparts. Thomas More Hogeschool therefore highly values the importance of offering both students and staff members the opportunity to discover how education is organised abroad and to gain inspiration from these international experiences.
Sharing succesful forms of education will contribute to the quality of education in general and will have a strong influence on social and economic developments worldwide. We strongly feel that future teachers should contribute to this global process.