The Enschede Conservatoire works in close collaboration with the
orchestra Oosten National Raisopera, the popular group ATAK, the
Music School (Enschede) and Podium Twente. In addition, the Conservatoire
continues traditional cooperation with conservatories in the cities
Arnhem and Svoll.
The Enschede Conservatoire is the international center
of the Eu ropean International Chain of Conservatories, High Schools,
and Aca demies — CHAIN (Conservatories Hochschulen Academies Internation
Hogeschool Enschede has recently added the word «Saxion»
to its name; so did Hogeschool IJselland in Deventer: both universities
merged to form one organization in 1998. The new name has been created
to emphasize the cooperation between the two institutions (visualized
by the large X) and because of the historical location of the universities
in Saxony (an old name for this region).
The Saxion Universities are located in the East of the
Netherlands on two campuses, in the old Dutch cities of Deventer
Most of the students at the Saxion Universities are foreign
students and the courses are subsequently held in English.