name: Avans University of Applied Science
) was founded on January 1
as a union of Hogeschool
's-Hertogenbosch in 's-Hertogenbosch
, and Hogeschool Brabant in Tilburg
. Hogeschool Brabant itself was a union from 1988 of Hogeschool West-Brabant (Etten-Leur and Breda) and Hogeschool Midden-Brabant (Tilburg).
Avans Hogeschool is located in three cities: Breda; 's-Hertogenbosch; and Tilburg. The school has 18,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 1800 employees.