Tio University of Applied Sciences wants to set itself apart with the core values of personal, excellent and entrepreneurial education. It is Tio's mission to optimally guide young people during their development and help them lay a strong foundation for a successful professional career.
Learning by doing and quality are key aspects of Tio’s education. By listening to students and businesses, Tio manages to regularly implement changes in its education throughout the academic year. Tio’s focus on quality results in satisfied students.
Meet Tio's management team
A dedicated management team leads Tio’s campuses. The campus managers are happy to tell you more about their passions and pride. Below, you can meet Tio's campus managers.
"The strength of Tio is the atmosphere and small-scaleness. And the combination with high-quality education, provided by inspiring lecturers from the industry, makes Tio truly unique! I have been working at Tio since 2011. A time in which I fulfilled many different roles. From lecturer, study coach, final thesis coach to campus manager. I now use this broad experience as an Operations manager. In this position I am involved in international recruitment, contact with future students and I am in close contact with Tio's 6 campuses on a daily basis."
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Campus manager Tio Amsterdam
“Before starting at Tio Amsterdam in early 2009, I worked as a lecturer on geography and as a manager at a supermarket and a sportswear store. I have not been bored for a day since joining Tio: I am hard at work hosting increasingly popular and better events (some with as many as 1,300 guests), hiring fun and good lecturers (sometimes after going over as many as 1,300 CVs), welcoming growing numbers of wonderful students, remodelling the campus, organising the study trip to London, walking around a lot and talking to students, attending meetings, etcetera. In short, a fantastic and busy job.”
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Campus manager Tio Eindhoven
"Before I started working as a location manager at Tio, I owned restaurant for 4 years in Deurne. Previouas to owning a restaurant a I worked at Tio Leidschendam later Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Eindhoven. At these campuses I have taught hospitality courses and I was an internship and study coordinator of the mbo programmes, and I also did presentations at the open days of Tio. I like to do my work as best as I can and communicate in a personal way. I am service orientated and I love building trust relationships. Satisfied people, that gives me energy! Educating young adults, enthusiasing lecturers and giving direction to a team, is a continuous process, where often my know-how of managing comes in handy.”
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Campus manager Tio Groningen and Hengelo
Geert van der Meer
"Tio Groningen is Tio's youngest campus and Tio Hengelo is the cradle for Tio where it all started in 1969. The perfect combination to be able to manage these two campuses.
Your study days are an unforgettable period in which you make many new friends, gain life changing experiences and prepare for a successful future. The best education, inspiring lecturers with a lot of practical experience and amazing student days, those are the spearheads I stand for. With more than 20 years of experience at Tio, I like to contribute to your development together with my team and the students. Feel free to visit our campuses to taste the personal atmosphere at Tio."
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Campus manager Tio Rotterdam
"Since November 2021 I am responsible for the Tio campus in Rotterdam, centrally located in the heart of this great city. During my career I have always been fascinated and interested in the level and independence of Tio's students, but also in the professional guidance of interns and graduates. Tio students always stood out when I was looking for starting professionals, this has fueled my ambition to start working at Tio myself. Together with the lecturers and the Rotterdam staff team, Tio offers good and innovative education, focused on the future. By offering English-language education, I want to give Tio Rotterdam a more international character."
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Campus manager Tio Utrecht
"Tio has been the proud provider of the best-ranked programmes in the Netherlands for ten years in a row. Everything in this changing world is an invitation to continue to develop as an organisation and as a student and to create what suits you best. As a campus manager in Utrecht, I value Tio's personal character. Together with staff and lecturers, I strive to inspire students with enthusiasm and interest and to work in a safe environment, to create a good basis in which small-scaleness, a pleasant atmosphere and motivating each other are the point of focus."
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Its national organisation allows Tio to focus on the quality and innovation of its education. A team of education experts is hard at work every day to safeguard the quality of Tio’s education and to develop appealing and up-to-date study programmes. Tio’s in-house software specialists ensure that our systems are up to date and perform optimally.
Accreditation by NVAO
Tio's bachelor’s degrees have been accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).
The NVAO is an independent binational accreditation organisation that was established by the Dutch and Flemish governments to expertly and objectively evaluate the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. The NVAO’s tasks and methods are recorded in legislation. Its main duties involve the evaluation and safeguarding of the level and quality of the higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders and the improvement of the quality culture that exists in the higher education sector.
Tio University of Applied Sciences has a NEN-EN ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. This reaffirms that Tio’s education and organisation are of the highest quality. The ISO quality certification has been renewed for a period of three years.
Recognition for quality and professionalis
Since late August of 2016, Tio University of Applied Sciences is one of the first to earn the new NRTO certification. In the education sector, this NRTO certification is a hallmark of quality and professionalism. It gives consumers and businesses assurance when they select an educational institution. The new certification demonstrates that Tio is transparent about its products and services, offers adequate services, exhibits professionalism in its dealings with clients, has knowledgeable staff and measures the satisfaction of its clients.
An independent and externally certified organisation measures whether one meets the quality requirements. The NRTO certification is awarded by the Dutch Council for Training and Education (NRTO), the branch association for private educational institutions.
Tio University of Applied Sciences is a member of the Dutch Council for Training and Education (NRTO). Furthermore, Tio is a member of the sector and network organisations:
- Ecommerce Foundation
- Fellowship for Event Managers
- Royal Dutch Hotel and Catering association
- Sales Management Association
- Thuiswinkel. org
Tio is at an international level a member of
Code of Conduct
The code of conduct is a document created by the Dutch government, educational institutions and related organisations to assure basic general conditions pertaining to the quality of courses offered to non-Dutch students in higher education. By signing, Tio has committed itself to upholding to the Code of Conduct. Below an extract of the most important conditions that Tio has agreed to comply with.
Tio must clearly communicate with the student about:
- the status of the study programme in terms of accreditation;
- the criteria that the quality of the education must comply with and the internal procedures to guarantee this quality;
- the description of the study programme, the certificate to be acquired and the examination regulation (or a comparable regulation) or a summary;
- the admission requirements for the study programme, including procedures for admission and registration and the associated costs;
- the language used for the study programme
- extra charges required by the educational institution from the student within the framework of the above services or the services as referred to in Section 3, 4 and 5 of the code of conduct;
- the code of conduct.
Tio’s commitment to quality in a high level of customer satisfaction. Tio therefore scores well in external surveys such as the National Student Survey. Students also fill out multiple internal surveys. This enables measurement of quality and – more importantly – it identifies areas for improvement. Last but not least, Tio frequently engages in consultations with its students.
Advice from the industry
Tio consults a committee of experts from the various industries in regard to the study programmes, the so called business advisory council. In addition to that, Tio consults a supervisory board, also consisting of external members, about management related subjects.
This is what lecturers say
Tio University of Applied Sciences primarily wants to set itself apart with its personal, highquality and entrepreneurial education and by offering students the opportunity to earn their degree quickly.
This has been translated into a mission statement: “Tio University of Applied Sciences wants to offer personal and intensive professional bachelor programmes that earn an excellent rating from both students and businesses.”
The formulated core values are reflected in every aspect of Tio’s organisation and education:
The organisation’s personal nature is reflected in its small scale and the short lines of communication between students and staff.
Excellence is reflected in our custom solutions, the many options we offer students and the intensive curriculum of Tio’s study programmes. Students are challenged to excel.
As a commercial organisation, entrepreneurship is part of Tio's very DNA. Students are challenged to develop their entrepreneurial spirit during their study programme and their future career.
The Tio professorship e-commerce helps Tio students to specialise in this dynamic field. The lector shares their professional contacts with students and uses their knowledge to further develop and update Tio’s education. This improves students’ connections to the labour market even more.
The professorship is designed to promote interaction between research, education and professional practice by collecting, distributing and (learning to) apply(ing) knowledge of the field of e-commerce and digital marketing in the sector. The professorship steers research assignments and final thesis projects conducted by students in the right direction.
Focus on e-commerce
The internet has a major influence on the business models of corporations and institutions. Tio wants to increase its role as a knowledge centre in order to stimulate innovation in this field.
Jorij Abraham, director Research & Advise at Thuiswinkel.org, has been chosen for the position of professorship e-commerce at Tio University of Applied Sciences. With his experience as a manager of e-commerce for organisations such as Bijenkorf, TUI and Sanoma, he can help Tio to better integrate e-commerce in all of its study courses. “There is always room for new ideas in the world of e-commerce.”