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HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best educational and expertise Centre in the Southern Netherlands for the agrifood and environment sectors, with 2 sites: Den Bosch and Venlo.

We are currently ranked the 2nd best medium-sized University of Applied Sciences (according to in the Netherlands. We currently have over 450 employees, 3,000 students and 300 participants on professional courses.  The dynamic triangle of students, lecturers and business forms the core of our activities.

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The difference between...

University of applied sciences

A university of applied sciences (in Dutch:'hogeschool') offers programmes that focus on the practical application of arts and sciences.

Getting practical work experience through internships (in the Netherlands and abroad) is an important part of the professional studyprogrammes offered at these institutions.

  • Professional / practical
  • 4-year bachelor (with 1 year supervised practical training)
  • Competency-based
  • 450,000 students
The difference between...

Research university

A research university is mainly responsible for offering research-oriented programmes in an academic setting.

Many programmes at research universities also have a professional component and most graduates actually find work outside the research community.

  • Scientific / theoretical
  • 3-year bachelor (no practical training)
  • Modular
  • 260,000 students

NVAO Accredited

All HBO Bachelor courses at HAS University of Applied Sciences are NVAO accredited. More information about the accreditation can be found on the NVAO website.

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Keuzegids hbo 2020

HAS University of Applied Sciences 3rd best University of Applied Sciences

In 2019, we were rated as the 3rd best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids, the Independent Consumer Guide for students to select a Bachelor studyprogramme, which evaluates and compares the quality of all courses in the Netherlands.

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