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Hanze University of Applied Sciences


Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS), is the largest and the oldest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen.

Hanze UAS is renowned for balancing theory and career oriented learning across its many programmes, so as a student of the university, you’ll be able to tackle any challenges you may face in real-life career situations. You will also gain outstanding work experience and career opportunities thanks to the university’s well-established links to both local national and international organisations. Practical lessons and internship opportunities abroad offer essential hands-on experience to complement your chosen undergraduate degree.

Hanze University Groningen is a comprehensive university with 24,000 students, and a wide range of degree programmes, both graduate and undergraduate. The University offers various fully-taught programmes in English. Classes are small, many of the courses are project-based, and a tutor usually helps the student in his study progress.

Of all universities in the Netherlands Hanze University of Applied Sciences was ranked 23rd by Ranking Web of Universities 2016. The University has been also ranked in the top 25 educational institutions in the world, for its applied research, according to U-Multirank 2016. Besides, some programmes at Hanze UAS receive multiple national and world awards.

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Most students study Business, but there are also programmes in Physiotherapy, Communication, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Facility Management, Sensor technology, etc. Hanze's International Business and Management Studies programme ranked 2nd in prestigious Elsevier study guide 2016.

Hanze UAS is home to the best conservatoire and the oldest International Business School in the Netherlands, and to the unique Advanced Sensor Applications and International Physiotherapy programmes. All programmes focus on gaining work experience by means of two separate work placements which add value to your resumé.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Zernikeplein 7,
Groningen, Netherlands
9747 AS
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+31 50 595 5555

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Hanze UAS has locations in Assen (Hanze Institute of Technology), Leeuwarden (Pop Culture), and Amsterdam (Dance Academy). The remaining 16 schools are located in the city of Groningen.