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Nintendo Benelux organised the Super Mario Maker competition to reveal best Game designers. Leroy Freeth has built the most creative and playable level for Nintendo’s game and won the Wii-U console. Leroy is a 2nd year Bachelor’s student of the Game Design & Development programme at Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen.


HAN Language Centre is organising 2-week language courses this summer for anyone that wants to improve their English or Dutch language skills. These courses are offered at three proficiency levels and start on July 4th, 2016. Students enrolled in a programme at HAN University of Applied Sciences will have a special 50% discount on the language course fee.


Wittenborg University offers 3 international Master’s programmes in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management. Although the programmes are taught at a university of applied sciences, graduates obtain academic Master of Science diploma.


This spring, Nuffic Neso’s regional offices will begin to carry out entrance examination for overseas prospective students applying at Dutch universities. The exams will assess knowledge in Math and disciplines related to Business studies.


In 2015, international Bachelor’s programme in Game Architecture and Design (IGAD) at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences received the "Top-rated programme" award in the Keuzegids HBO ranking. We asked NHTV’s Student Office to tell about studying at the university and how to apply.



The World Economics Forum has published its Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2015-2016. The Netherlands improved by 3 positions since last year’s GCI, taking 5th place overall.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences offers an International Business Administration (IBA) programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. This Bachelor’s programme is taught in English at the university’s Amsterdam location. The next start dates are May 16th and August 29th, 2016.


Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen introduces a new English-taught study programme: the European Master’s in Sustainable Energy System Management (SESyM). Students will be able study at institutions in the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. The course will be offered as of September 2016 and will take 16 months to complete.


The 4thd edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report was published on March 20th, ranking happiness in 157 countries around the world. In this year’s edition, the Netherlands remained in the 7th place overall. In the first two editions of the report the country was placed in the 4th position.


The recently released Keuzegids Masters 2016 ranking assessed graduate programmes at Dutch universities. The Master’s programme in Imagineering at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has become "top-rated programme" second year in a row. It was also named best Business Administration programme in the Netherlands.