Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a Dutch university of applied sciences with over 44.000 students in several campuses located in the southern Netherlands. The three largest Fontys campuses are located in the cities of Eindhoven, Tilburg and Venlo. The name Fontys comes from the Latin word "fons" which means "source". Thus, Fontys wants to highlight that it is a source of knowledge for students. Fontys offers 200 bachelor's and master's study programmes in the fields of economics, technology, health care, social work, sports and teacher training. A selection of these programmes is offered in German and English. The independent Dutch ranking Keuzegids ranks Fontys as one of the best large universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. In 2014, former Fontys Chairperson Nienke Meijer was declared "Most influential Woman of the Netherlands".