Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein is the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. The curricula of VHL University of Applied Sciences focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources - Food and Dairy - Animal and Business. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we also provide Master’s programmes, Certificate programmes and short courses for regional, national and international students. As a university of applied sciences, we conduct high-quality practice-based research which enhances both our teaching and our position as a research institute.


Our educational programme is competence based. This means that, right from the start, you will be in close contact with professional life and practice. Supported by our teaching staff, you will work on your competences in a range of projects relating to applied research and practical internships. That is why choosing VHL means choosing a professional education, which you apply in real life!


At VHL you will study in an inspiring international environment. You will work together with students from different countries and you will develop a network of friends and colleagues from all over the world. Thanks to our internationally oriented curriculum, you will be trained to develop a sharp focus on international practice. VHL has over 4000 students and is home to over forty different nationalities. You will have various opportunities to operate in an international context - not just in programme-specific projects, but also in your work placement and thesis. At VHL we provide students with opportunities for international educational exchange and professional development.


VHL University of Applied Sciences is based on two locations in the Netherlands: Leeuwarden and Velp. The environmentally friendly building in Leeuwarden has green houses on its roof. The Velp site is situated on the Larenstein estate – a wonderful area for the practical ‘green’ programmes.

Why VHL?

  • Fully English taught curriculum;
  • Study at the biggest "green" university of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands;
  • Combine theory and practice to get a head start in the job market;
  • Apply your knowledge in (international) internships: included in your programme!;
  • Increase your career opportunities by direct contact with prospective employers during the programme;
  • Develop strong connections within key sectors of Dutch economy;
  • Study in small classes with personal attention from teachers.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Innovative Dairy Chain Management (MSc)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Leeuwarden

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management from Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Graduates are dedicated to high quality dairy products that are available and affordable for all and are made with a fair share for all chain stakeholders. [+]

The International dairy sector

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Graduates of this master contribute to the renewal of professional practice in the dairy chain and bridge the gap between theory and practice. They are capable of mainstreaming, stimulating and implementing technical and organisational changes that lead to increased governance, efficiency and sustainability of the entire chain. Changing market conditions such as fluctuating milk prices, supply and demand, changing milk quality standards, critical awareness of the society and new technologies are some of the challenges the sector is facing. This master delivers professionals competent and available for the international dairy sector.... [-]


River Delta Development (MSc)

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 Netherlands Velp Vlissingen Rotterdam + 2 more

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop knowledge and competencies of delta technology, practice-oriented research and transitions, with the aim of safeguarding welfare and prosperity for future generations. [+]

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop knowledge and competencies of delta technology, practice-oriented research and transitions, with the aim of safeguarding welfare and prosperity for future generations. You will become a facilitator of change for river deltas. In this study programme, three universities of applied sciences combine their complementing expertise in the fields of coastal regions, river systems, and urban water. This will provide you with insight into how the different component systems operate, how they relate to each other, and how the delta functions as a cohesive system. By focusing on the international context, you will learn how to apply this knowledge in deltas around the world.... [-]


Master

Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc)

Campus Full time October 2019 Netherlands Velp

Are you a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or to facilitate the linkage between chain stakeholders as a chain supporter? [+]

This applied Master programme is designed for mid-career horticulture, livestock or forest professionals working in the private or public sector. It is suitable for candidates tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or facilitating the linkage between chain stakeholders as a chain supporter. This programme is experience-based and practise-oriented and approaches value chain development from the different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.

The programme focuses on facilitating developments and innovations in the agricultural production chain while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies. Graduates are competent to conduct applied research towards resilient value chain governance and design new business models for chain actors. Graduates are also trained to reflect on their professionalism in an international business environment. This Master programme provides all competences required to build sustainable relations with chain stakeholders and to communicate global value chain developments in a multicultural setting.... [-]


Management of Development (MSc)

Campus Full time October 2019 Netherlands Velp

Are you a mid-career development professional, with a background in rural development or agriculture? Within this programme, you can enhance your knowledge in food security, social inclusion gender, and youth or disaster risk management. [+]

The Master in Management of Development (MSc) is designed for mid-career development professionals, with a background in rural development or agriculture. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and linking theory and practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how.

Graduates are competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organisations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organisations in the area of food and nutrition security, disaster risk management, social inclusion, gender and youth. So, if you wish to gain insight into the living conditions and survival strategies of those at risk of becoming excluded and to become equipped to translate this insight into organisational policies and strategies, then join the Management of Development programme.... [-]


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