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Van Hall Larenstein

About Van Hall Larenstein

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  • Bachelor and Master programmes with a focus on Food Production and Animal Husbandry.
  • 'Competence-based learning' educational approach.
  • Provides opportunities of transferring to Wageningen University programmes.

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Wageningen

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General information

Van Hall Larenstein was founded in 2003 and is formed from two separate educational institutions, the Van Hall Institute and the International Agricultural College Larenstein. Both institutions have strong roots in the agricultural field and a long history in their respective areas.

The current institution has over 4500 students making use of three campuses in Leeuwarden, Velp, and Wageningen.

Specialization

Being the largest ‘green’ university of applied sciences in the Netherlands, Van Hall Larenstein specialises in programmes that focus on nature and the environment, nutrition and food production, human and animal health, and sustainability in entrepreneurship.

Van Hall Larenstein offers programmes for Bachelor’s and Master’s students, as well as students looking for Final Phase Bachelor’s and Certificate levels. All programmes are taught entirely in English.

Students have the opportunity to also continue their education at Wageningen University and Research Centre, a nearby higher education institution with very close contact to Van Hall Larenstein.

Numerous Bachelor and Master programmes at Wageningen location address to different sides of the food production chain, from managing crops to developing new products for consumption. Popular Bachelor programme in the Animal Husbandry area has a wide range of specialisations able to provide graduates with knowledge and abilities that the industry needs.

Educational approach

Van Hall Larenstein makes use of a competence-based learning approach, ensuring that students interact with the educational environment in ways that best suit their individualised skills and needs. Small class sizes facilitate the relationship between teacher and student, making it easy for students to get the help they need while advancing their skills.

Students participate in an international environment during their study, as well as during their work placements. During the last two years of their degree, students will be able to specialise in a certain aspect of their field of study which will ensure that they are ready to enter a fulfilling career upon their graduation.

Awards and Rankings

Of the medium-sized universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands, Van Hall Larenstein came in 8th overall according to the Keuzegids 2013 guide. Individual programmes scored far better however.

In the Garden and Landscape category, the Leeuwarden campus of Van Hall Larenstein came in third place. In Animal Husbandry, the Leeuwarden campus took third and fourth place, while the Wageningen campus came in sixth. In the Rural category, the Wageningen campus came in first, while the Leeuwarden campus took fourth place. In the Business and Agribusiness category, the Leeuwarden and Wageningen campuses tied for second place.

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Visitation address

Larensteinselaan, 26a
Velp, 6882 CT
The Netherlands

Postal address

Larensteinselaan, 26a
Velp, 6882 CT
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international

Email: info@vhluniversity.com
Phone: +31 (0)317486262

Infodesk

Email: info@hvhl.nl
Phone: 026 369 5795
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