Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business Universiteit, founded in 1946, is the only privately held university in the Netherlands. Nyenrode was founded by leading Dutch firms shortly after World War II, with the purpose of delivering action-oriented leaders, to rebuild the Netherlands and to be prepared for doing business abroad.   “For business by business” has always been one of Nyenrode’s defining factors. Practical relevance is at the forefront of all our activities. Nyenrode’s educational purpose reaches beyond the transfer and creation of knowledge, by also emphasizing the need to build ones character and focus on attitude and personal skills. This view is expressed in Nyenrode’s values Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Stewardship.