Fontys Hogescholen is the name of a Dutch institution for higher professional education, its registered office in Tilburg. Internationally it's called Fontys University of Applied Sciences. The name Fontys comes from the Latin word 'fons' which means 'source'. By this, Fontys communicates that it would like to be a source of knowledge to its students. Fontys Hogescholen consists of 30 institutions, mainly located in the South of the Netherlands.