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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

About Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Key info

  • Hanze UAS is the largest university of applied sciences in the north of the Netherlands offering many Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, taught in English, as well as preparatory and other courses.
  • Great international focus: home to over 80 different nationalities with almost 8% of students coming from abroad.
  • Home to the unique programmes European Master in Renewable Energy, Sensor Systems Engineering master’s, Sustainable Engineering Systems Management master’s, Sensor Systems Engineering bachelor’s, International Physiotherapy master’s.
  • Close cooperation with businesses, industry partners. Students gain work experience throughout their Bachelor studies.
  • All Bachelor’s offer an Honours Programme.
  • The university is located on the best campus of the Netherlands.
  • Groningen is among the best cities to live and study in Europe.

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Assen Groningen (click to view panorama)

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Starting in EU students non-EU students
September 15th August 1st June

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General information

The history of Hanze UAS goes back to the year 1798 when the Art Academy Minerva was established. In 1986 Hanze UAS was formed through the merging of various vocational institutions in the city of Groningen and became what it is still today: a higher education institution with the focus on developing knowledge, skills and practical experiences which are needed to successfully enter the work field after graduating.

Hanze UAS’ major strengths are:

  • Practical learning in addition to theoretical knowledge.
  • Personal attention and learning support.
  • Small classes.
  • Practice-oriented research with a focus on Healthy Ageing, Energy and Entrepreneurship.
  • Broad professional network worldwide for studying abroad and internships.
  • Gain work experience throughout your studies.
  • Close cooperation with businesses, industry partners (curriculum development & student projects, research).
  • Located on the best campus in the Netherlands due to its modern building and state of the art facilities

Share your talent. Move the world.

Hanze UAS believes that the foundation for your success and growth is your talent. This is why at Hanze UAS students are challenged to use their talent to its full potential. We are dedicated to providing students with every opportunity to develop and grow. We only ask that you go on to share your talent and move the world.

Why enrol to a Bachelor’s programme at Hanze UAS?

All of our Bachelor’s programmes ensure students gain work experience and build a network throughout their studies. Some programmes even require two work placements. During the programme students develop practical skills such as presentation skills, working in groups and the like. The strong ties to the industry ensure that graduates meet the latest requirements. This element gives graduates a competitive edge by making it easier for them to enter the work field after their studies.

Why enrol to a Master’s programme at Hanze UAS?

Today’s professionals with a Bachelor’s degree are confronted with increasingly complex challenges that require a multidisciplinary approach. All of Hanze UAS’ master’s focus on developing skills that enhance interdisciplinary cooperation along with increasing one’s theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field.

Applied research plays an important role in this process. Both applied research and the dissertation result in concrete solutions for the professional field. Our strong ties to the industry help determine the programme components and the direction of the applied research in order to ensure that our students are well prepared for their future career path.

Throughout our Master Programmes there is a strong focus on personal development, reflection and learning to make well-grounded decisions in complex situations. In addition, our programmes focus on the ethical and societal responsibilities within the different industries. Hanze UAS delivers professionals that contribute to the innovation and enhancement of the industry in a multidisciplinary context.

Specialization

With 18 different schools, each with their own set of bachelor and master programmes, Hanze UAS has much to offer. Students can decide between various study programmes taught in Dutch, English or German. Hanze UAS offers 10 fully English-taught Bachelor programmes and 9 fully English-taught Master programmes with an international focus.

The programmes vary from the business domain, to healthcare, engineering and arts. To name a few, Hanze UAS is home to the unique European Master in Renewable Energy, the Master in International Communication, and the Master in Sensor Application Systems. Hanze UAS is also home to the unique bachelor’s programmes Advanced Sensor Applications, International Physiotherapy, Game Design & Development, and Business, IT & Management.

Educational approach

Hanze University of Applied Science sets its focus on practical learning in addition to theoretical knowledge. Students learn to apply the theoretical knowledge on project work in multinational student-teams and work-placements. Students of the International Business and Management programme, for instance, have to write a business plan for a business and students of the International Communication write a communications plan for a band, which is meant to help it gain awareness.

Work placements and the strong ties Hanze UAS has to the business and industry sector also help students to get work-experiences during their study. This element gives graduates a competitive edge by making it easier for them to enter the workfield after their studies.

Hanze Honours College

Read about Hanze Honours CollegeAbout 50 specifications, tracks and routes of Hanze UAS’s degree programmes are designed for the most talented students of this university and form the Hanze Honours College. Their main goal is to provide these students with extra knowledge in their chosen fields, interesting assignments and work placements, and additional possibilities during studies, such as interdisciplinary projects with the students of other Hanze UAS’s schools and institutions.

University graduates with a honours programme on a diploma have more value in the labour market and can find a better job since the very beginning of their professional career.

Prince Claus Conservatoire

Another large Hanze UAS’s branch consist of Bachelor and Master programmes related to Jazz and Classical Music. These programmes are taught in the Prince Claus Conservatoire, which is also located in Groningen, and prepare students to become skillful musicians, composers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and music researchers.

Education here is strictly personalised. To enter music courses students must prove their abilities, passion, and ambitions. Such selection guarantees maximum attention to each students and their development in a tailor-made way. Along with music skills students also progress in communication and entrepreneurship to fulfill themselves as a comprehensive specialists.

Prince Claus Conservatoire collaborates with more than 30 well-known conservatories around the world. This collaboration not only gives their students an option to spend part of their education abroad, but also facilitates starting of their professional career upon graduation.

Academy Art Minerva

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen also prepares international specialists in creative professions such as artists, designers, and performers. English-taught programmes in these fields are offered in the School of Fine Arts, Design & Pop Culture MINERVA, located in Groningen and include Bachelor’s and Master’s in Fine Arts, Painting, Interactive Media & Environments, Scenography, and a minor in International Pop Culture.

As a part of the vocational university, Academy Minerva first of all focuses on practical knowledge and professional approach. Most of education here is made in academy’s studios through applied training with the guidance and support of university teachers.

Students of the Academy Minerva not only sharpen their craftsmanship, they develop into creative artists and entrepreneurs able to generate new ideas and concepts, to contribute to society, culture, and economics, and to shape the environment.

Summer School

With a variety of short courses, Hanze UAS’s Summer School is the right place to enhance your knowledge in certain fields, such as business, communication, and languages. You will not only delve deeper in your field in interest, but will also get insights useful for your career.

The school also offers its attendees a vibrant social life in Groningen, the city of talents, as well as various events, introducing to you the Dutch language and culture. If you pursue a business course, Hanze UAS will organise for you several excursions to large international companies.

Read more about Hanze Summer School.

Awards and Rankings

The Elsevier 2016 Ranking placed Hanze UAS on the 4th position among Dutch broad universities of applied sciences. The university's Internation Business and Management (IBMS) Bachelor's programme was rated 2nd within its ranking category.

In the Keuzegids HBO 2017 Rankings, Hanze UAS made it into the 3rd position amoung larger universities of applied sciences in Holland. The university scored for 63.5 points, only 4 points behind the category leader.

In 2016, U-Multirank placed Hanze UAS within the world top 25 for its applied research.

Hanze UAS has also received a positive feedback from Dutch and international students in 2014. The StudyPortal research awarded the university a Certificate for Excellent International Student Satisfaction. It became the only professional university in Holland to receive this award.

About Groningen

  • More than 50% of all transport in Groningen is by bike.
  • Groningen has a population of more than 190 000.
  • Every fifth person in this city is a student.
  • Fifty percent of the population here is younger than 35.
  • Groningen is the economical capital of the north of the Netherlands.
  • Groningen is the second runner up for the European City of Innovation 2014 award.

According to a survey of the European Commission in October 2013, citizens of Groningen are very satisfied:

  • Groningen has been ranked as the safest city in the Netherlands.
  • Highest satisfaction rating in Europe for educational facilities (89%), health care services (95%) and public spaces (94%)
  • Second highest satisfaction rating in Europe for sports facilities (86%) and air quality (90%).

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