CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences


CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences is a professional educational institute situated in the heart of the Netherlands in the province of Flevoland, which was once a part of the North Sea and is now reclaimed polder land. The programmes enable professionals to prepare for their careers in the knowledge domains of agriculture, area development and innovation, food, horticulture agribusiness and animal science. The University has a staff of 95 lecturers and two locations: one in Almere and one in Dronten.

The University has approximately 1,700 students, including an increasing number of international students, who are all preparing for academic careers. Each year approximately 150 international students attend English language degree courses offered in close co-operation with various businesses, universities and research institutes worldwide. The international programmes are extremely varied, with students from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The bachelor and master programmes combine theoretical study with practical training. To prepare students for their future careers, a full-time traineeship in a middle management position is part of every course. During their traineeship, students must prove that they have the skills and competencies required to function in a professional environment.

The University and the World of Work

Professional competence training is one of the main concepts of all CAH Vilentum programmes. The competencies are formulated in close consultation with the graduate’s future employers. The University has a close-knit network of professionals who contribute to the formulation of professional profiles on which the curricula are based. This network is actively involved in the assessment of students while they study and is essential in offering traineeships relevant to the development of authentic expertise in future graduates.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands has a long tradition of agriculture, food trade, and water and nature management. Today, the Netherlands remains one of the world’s main food producing nations. Although the country’s total area of 41,526 square kilometres may not seem too impressive, its achievements in research and production techniques are, especially in the areas of agriculture and related services.

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CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences has a campus in the Dutch city of Almere. The contact between students and lecturers is outstanding thanks to the University’s compact size. People, the city and nature are all focal points for the study programmes in Almere. The studies at CAH Vilentum in Almere focus on developments in the urban and rural areas, and the role of nature in these developments. The University offers student accommodation in the city centre, 5 minutes from the central station.

CAH Vilentum in Almere offers the following Bachelor programmes:

+ Rural Innovation and Development (1 year)

+ Urban Dynamics (1 year)

The city of Almere

Almere, which was established less than forty years ago, is a city in full development and is growing into one of the five largest cities in the Netherlands. Almere is a spacious city situated in the polder in the heart of unique natural surroundings, less than 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam. Not only has this large city an abundance of space, it also boasts green areas, water, and surprising and original architecture. Almere provides ample opportunity for sport and leisure activities.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master Agribusiness Development

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Netherlands Dronten

CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals. [+]

Master in Agribusiness Development


CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals.


International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food.... [-]

Location address
CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences
De Drieslag 4

Dronten, 8251 JZ NL