Hanze University of Applied Sciences is located in the vibrant student city Groningen and it is largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands. The university has 26000 students with more than 2000 international students. Hanze is internationally oriented in the sense that it offers a wide variety of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes and exchange programmes fully-taught in English or German and works closely together with partner institutes from all over the world.
The name Hanze UAS relates to a once driving force in terms of business and trade. Many years ago, the Hanseatic League was essential for international trade, cooperation and contacts.
In addition to its academic programmes, Hanze (UAS) has various modern facilities on campus to offer its students.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen trains qualified and committed professionals. It is an environment in which students, research-lecturers and companies meet and learn from each other. Teaching, research and professional practice are closely connected. Assignments from professional practice are aligned to the teaching methods for each degree programme. Students, research-lecturers and partners in the professional field work together on solutions to issues close by and far away. Learning and working remain connected to each other throughout life.
Emphases in education
Energy and Healthy Ageing are the strategic areas in which Hanze UAS has a high profile. These major social concerns are primary areas of focus in the university's educational courses and research. Entrepreneurship is also a key concept and intrinsically associated with the name Hanze. The term refers to the relationship between education and practical application and the vital connection with the business community in the region, and at national and international level. In addition, Hanze UAS provides a safe and ambitious learning environment where people encourage one another to be the best that they can be. Hanze UAS is at the forefront in encouraging the most talented students and employees.
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