The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. The Gerrit Rietveld Academy seeks talented young people to give them guidance in such a way that they are able to become unique in their art or design. The Gerrit Rietveld Academy goal is to allow the student to gain the best skills and creativity. The Gerrit Rietveld Academy respects individuals freedom to develop a personal approach and determine their own future path. The world of contemporary art and culture is reflected at the academy. The academy has many different cultures as 70% of the students are foreign from over 60 countries.