Our mission and core values
Why are we here?
From its very conception, StudyPortals was founded to solve (our own) student problems. It was, and still is, fueled by a strong belief in the value of international experiences – both for the individual student and for society.
Empowering the world to choose education.
We mean this twofold:
- We want to increase accessibility and stimulate people to pursue an education (choose for education).
- Furthermore we want to inform and help them to choose the study and environment that fits them best (choose education).
All of us have benefited from the privilege of higher education and many have studied abroad. We know this is not the case for many people in the world. This is where we are committed to make a change! We know there´s lack of awareness about the options out there and still every day poor study-choices are being made. Making impactful solutions to those problems is why we are here.
Our core values
Pursuing our ambition for innovation and impact is only possible with a strong and committed team. We have a strong corporate culture which can be described by five StudyPortals key values. These values guide us in our work and form the basis of our alignment and success. They also allow us to select and integrate newcomers into our business.
These values are:
Making our world a little bit better
It is our aim to make our world a little better – step -by-step and day by day. We are determined and thankful that through our work we can contribute to something bigger, something more important than ourselves – always thinking about how we can sustain our efforts for the long term. We do so joyously and openly – through our platform and beyond.
Personal growth is the KEY
We contribute to the world by enabling and simulating personal growth – within and beyond (geographic) borders. Through our services we provide a broad range of opportunities for anyone we interact with to grow their professional and personal skills: we empower our student visitors to better understand and choose a study (abroad), and help our university administrators and educators to effectively reach out to students across the world. To do so, we also help universities with statistics, tracking tools, and expert advice to optimise their activities with us and beyond. Last but not least, we believe that the personal growth of our team members is what will drive our company’s progress. We create an environment where learning is facilitated and appreciated. In turn, we expect ourselves and our colleagues to dedicate themselves to their personal development.
Dedicated & never give up
We are dedicated in everything we do – and never ever give up. We are committed to reaching our ambitions and results, within the team and for our clients. The ultimate indicator for our success is our impact on students and clients. We will not stop until they are absolutely happy with (new) solutions. To be able to support students and universities in the best way imaginable we are ready to go the extra mile, and continuously challenge our approaches while thinking outside of the box. As we are convinced that everyone is at their best when doing what they love, we believe in flexible career paths. This gives us the energy to succeed – the power to never give up.
Heads up & hearts open
We are optimist. We see no problems, just opportunities. We are proud about our achievements to date. We are however convinced that those will pale in comparison with what is yet to come. Our past successes give us strength to boldly move forward, confidently keep our aim in sight. We are convinced that the diversity in our team is a key ingredient to our future success and deeply respect each other for our specific expertise and the unique contributions to our achievements. To work together across all cultural divides we commit to communicating openly and sharing feedback constructively while caring for each other’s wellbeing and development.
Serious about fun
We believe fun does not stand in the way of accomplishment; rather it supports it. We find it important to have a fun element in everything we do. We share our passions, organise team events, and run creative challenges. We are at our best when we enjoy what we do – and: we enjoy ourselves. We work hard and play hard!