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 keuzegids.org) 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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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.
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.
All HBO courses at HAS High School are NVAO accredited. More information about the accreditation can be found on the NVAO website.
In 2018, we were rated as the 2nd best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids HBO, the Independent Consumer Guide for student to select a Bachor study, which evaluates and compares the quality of all courses in the Netherlands.