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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.

Operations manager

Arthur Teeuw
Arthur Teeuw, vestigingsmanager Tio Utrecht"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

Martijn Naberman
Martijn Naberman, vestigingsmanager 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

Nicole Faasse, Location manager Tio EindhovenNicole Faasse
"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
Geert van der Meer, Vestigingsmanager Groningen bij Hogeschool Tio"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

Bart Kuijpers, vestigingsmanager Tio RotterdamBart Kuijpers
"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

Manon Lenferink
Manon Lenferink, vestigingsmanager 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).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. 

Quality assurance

Quality assurance

ISO quality certificat for Tio UniversityTio 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. 

NRTO certification

NRTO-keurmerk voor Hogeschool Tio, erkenning voor kwaliteit en professionaliteit.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.

(International) partnerships


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:

International partnerships

Tio is at an international level a member of

Hogeschool Tio is lid van de vereniging Nederlandse Raad voor Training en Opleiding (NRTO).Geschillencommissie
Tio's samenwerking met de ANVR Tio's samenwerking met Koninklijke Horeca Nederland   Tio's samenwerking met Sales Management Association Ecommerce Foundation
Tio's samenwerking met Hotellotop  Tio's samenwerking met IDEA
Tio's samenwerking met Genootschap voor Eventmanagers  Tio's samenwerking met Thuiswinkel.org 
EUHOFA InternationalEuroCHRIE ISEP
EAIE Nuffic

Customer satisfaction

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

Business advisory council

Tio consults a committee of experts from the various industries in regard to the study programmes:

Mr J. Abraham 
Managing Director,  Ecommerce Foundation
Mr E. Bleeker 
Association manager, Sales Management Association  
Mr P. Boogert 
General Manager, Lloyd Hotel
Mr S. Bosman 
Director, Stockon
Mr E.M. Bruyn  
General manager, Steinberger  Airport Hotel Amsterdam
Mr K. Deelstra 
Co-owner, SEO Effect
Mr R. Dingemans 
Head Consulting, SAP Nederland BV
Mr R. Dresia 
Manager Cabin Crew Training, TUI Nederland
Mr. J. van Duijvenbode, LLM 
Manager Tax Management, Deloitte
Mr M Groot 
Director, 8DAW
Mr B. van der Heijden 
Director Clients, Amsterdam RAI
Ms C. Hoekstra 
Managing Director, Thomas Cook
Mr C. Hoogendoorn 
Manager Online Marketing, Corendon
Ms E. Janssen 
Managing Director, Culture Inc.
Mr E. de Jong 
Chief Operating Officer, OTTO Work Force

Mr M.A. J. Koppers, MSc 
Supply Chain Director, Lucas Bols BV
Ms E. Kuipers 
Commercial Director, ITG Companies Mr. T. Landen 
Director of Global Marketing, EMEA Revinate BV
Mr W. Mulder 
Acquisitions and Strategy, RSM 
Mr T. Naber  
Honorary member of the Royal Dutch Hotel and Catering Association
Mr J. van den Neste 
Commercial director, InShared 
Mr E. Nijman 
E-commerce director, Kleertjes.com  
Ms M. van Oerle 
Unit Coach Cabine Service, Transavia
Mr F. Oostdam 
Director, ANVR
Ms B. van Osch 
Director, Vacansoleil Training Centre
Dhr. D. Prijs 
Directeur, Fellowship for Event Managers
Eric Toren  
Director/Owner, Hotel TwentySeven

Supervisory board

Tio consults a supervisory board, consisting of external members, about management related subjects:

Mr. O. van den Brink, LLM
Former director, Transavia
Ms A. Buitelaar
CCO, Marktplaats
Mr J.G. ter Haar
Former director, Oad Groep
Mr R. Payer
Cluster General Manager, Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Amsterdam

Educational concept

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.

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Professorship e-commerce

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.

Professorship e-commerce

Jorij Abraham, director Research & Advise at Jorij Abraham is lector e-commerce bij Tio 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.”

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