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The mission of Somt University is to increase quality of physiotherapy care by innovation and to educate physiotherapist for excellence in their profession installing a life-long learning. In line with this mission Somt is striving for a development for Physiotherapy care with strategic partnerships and alliances.

Both national and international strategic partnerships and alliances are either present or instigated with two higher aims

  1. To strive for advance clinical practitionership position within physiotherapy care in the Netherlands by advanced education and training skills on clinical reasoning , diagnostics (X-Ray, CTscan Blood lab and MRI) and farmocology (medication prescription. Partners are
    • St John’s University in York ACP
    • b. VU Amsterdam research Extended scope
      Alliances are made with the NVES NVMT and NVFS supporting the study
  2. To strive for an extensive education to deepen the knowledge of BSc physiotherapy students on medicine related topics as to make the study equivalent to medicine
    • a. AMC Amsterdam Immunology Prof, van Kooyk
    • b. LUMC Medical genetics
    • c. VUMC- stofwiesseling
    • d. Anatomy – VUB Brussels
  3. To strive for an education technology in Physiotherapy and Technology
    • a. Tampere University
    • b. York
    • c. VUB brussels
    • d. TU delft
    • e. TU Enschede
    • f. VU Amsterdam
    • g. TU Eidhoven

Alliances are formed in early stages with Philips and Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft

  1. Strategic partnerships to support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer-learning, and the sharing of experience.
  2. Knowledge Alliances to foster innovation in and through higher education together with businesses, and beyond, contributing to new approaches to teaching and learning, entrepreneurship in education, and the modernisation of higher education systems in Europe.
  3. Sector Skills Alliances to tackle skills gap and ensure a better alignment of vocational education and training with labour market needs. There are opportunities to modernise VET, exchange knowledge and best practices, encourage working abroad, and increase the recognition of qualifications.
  4. Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education to support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.
  5. Capacity-building projects in the field of youth to support the development of youth work, non-formal learning, and volunteer work, as well as promote non-formal learning opportunities with Partner Countries