City Campus Dordrecht
Dordrecht is often rightly seen as the city where “it started” in Holland. A city with a long list of events that often acquired a wider, national significance in the course of history. In 1253 the “Latijnse School” was founded in Dordrecht, the first in Holland. The successor, the Johan de Witt Gymnasium, is therefore the oldest gymnasium in the Netherlands. But regardless the history of these schools a university has not been allowed to develop from this until now. Starting in 2020 it is a fact: Academic education in Dordrecht, with the name City Campus Dordrecht!
City Campus Dordrecht
With City Campus Dordrecht, the educational institute Netherlands Business Academy (NLBA) offers a broad spectrum of higher education. The programs will be focused on personal attention and tailored content for the students. Together with renowned partners such as the university of Bologna, the oldest university in Europe, NLBA offers international programs while remaining a personal and accessible organization.
City Campus Dordrecht will offer a number of NVAO accredited Masters, as well as an accredited Bachelor Business Administration in preparation for the Masters. In addition to these courses, NLBA also offers various master classes, as well as Summer courses and 6-month MBA and 6-month Bachelor courses. City Campus Dordrecht will focus on international and national students with programs such as the Master Mediation that is currently being developed.
The international character of City Campus Dordrecht comes into its own thanks to the collaboration with partner universities where students will spend the last academic year in Dordrecht. A perfect example of this international collaboration is the Erasmus + project, in which NLBA develops the ultimate Master Culture, Heritage & Citizenship in collaboration with 4 top universities in Europe, with partners such as the University of Bologna, the oldest university in Europe.
City Campus Dordrecht includes all of the historic city center of Dordrecht. Dordrecht is easely accessible by train and only 10-15 minutes from the heart of Rotterdam. The main building of City Campus Dordrecht is the beautiful monumental building “Wereldwaag”. The building dates from 1750, the foundations date from the Middle Ages. Since then, several influential people from Dordrecht owned the house. In 1826 it came into the hands of a bookseller, who was the employer of Vincent van Gogh for a short while when he was staying in Dordrecht. The building also has a rich educational history. In 1918, the Christian Lyceum and the Rijks H.B.S. there and also after this the building has had educational destinations. With City Campus Dordrecht, the building will once again be given an educational destination with: academic education!