Welcome to EVA - Excellence Association Amsterdam
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Excellence Association Amsterdam

the community for all students in Excellence and Honours Programs at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

About EVA Members

At EVA we always strive to achieve the maximum and exceed expectations. We are committed to excellence in education, personal development and social responsibility. What unites us is our passion for self-actualizing ourselves while bringing value to our societies.

We do realize that it takes time to achieve each of our goals and that is why we are strongly committed to constantly challenge ourselves and drive innovation in everything we do. In the core of our organizational philosophy lie also teamwork and diversity.

We do believe that the international network of students we are building does enhance our intellectual capacity and delivers a vast number of opportunities. Additionally, we have understood the value of networking and the benefits of longevity relationships as those stimulate the fresh flow of views and ideas.

EVA aims to grow and shape a community for excellent students, to connect all expertises, share knowledge and provide opportunities

challenge

challenge

If you don’t challenge yourself you don’t grow! At EVA you can step out of your comfort zone to feel the challenge and to become stronger.

connect

connect

Connecting means sharing knowledge, experience and giving support. The network of EVA enables you to achieve your goals.

inspire

inspire

At EVA you get the inspiration you need for the next step in your life. Being at EVA enriches you and gives you new insights into what is possible.

EVAvision

How do we see the world?

We believe that in this globalized world there is an ever increased need to collaborate across disciplines to create synergy effects and develop innovative ideas.

Higher education goes beyond what is often preached at school, preparing students professionally.

EVA is the social side of Excellence, opening possibilities outside the box of school. We are working together, celebrating together.

So above all EVA is a community. Harboring relations between like-minded people, lasting long beyond the day we graduate.

 

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EVAmission

What drives us?

At EVA we embrace diversity and individual talent.

We want to give ambitious, young people with drive the chance to grow and develop.

EVA wants to create strong bonds across all disciplines to create a community of fun, commitment, inspiration and challenge.

EVA is a learning organization. We build upon the knowledge, creativity and expertise of each individual and want to create a network in which we can all learn from each other.

Profile of an Excellent Student

Innovative Capacity

Innovative Capacity

Capable of thinking innovatively and out of the box. Processes innovative ideas into concrete innovation proposals. Takes the lead and is enterprising. Is intrigued by issues for which the outcomes are unpredictable. Is an independent thinker who is willing to voice his/her own opinion, even if it goes against the grain. Recognises opportunities and makes the most of them.

 

It is useful to create a profile of what an Excellence student is in order to communicate what is expected of students in the Honours Programme and in order to establish assessment requirements. The aspects of the profile describe both the raw talent that the student displays and the direction in which the student can develop his/her talent. The assessment criteria are as follows:

 

 

Drive

Drive

Is inquisitive: wants to know why things are the way they are, and whether things work or not. Is full of initiative and is not easily deterred. Investigates on own initiative, is capable of separating relevant material from irrelevant material in order to create a meticulous base of knowledge. Applies relevant research results when solving professional problems. Is persistent and strives for the very best results. Is able to persuade and enthuse others.

Professionalism

Professionalism

Actively interested and involved in current and complex occurrences within the professional field, both domestically and internationally. Own vision of the professional field and capable of presenting it to others in a persuasive manner. Independently develops own professionalism.

Reflection

Reflection

Independently focuses on own study-related questions and questions within professional environment. Is capable of systematic reflection and takes control of own development energetically and successfully.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Is an important player in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, brings own expertise to the table and identifies coherence with other fields of expertise when solving complex problems.