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 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden

Are you interested in modern and highly developed dairy chains? This programme focuses on farms delivering milk of sufficient quantity and excellent quality in a profitable manner while adhering to quality and safety requirements of the chain. [+]

Changes and innovations in the international dairy sector

The Master IDCM focuses on farms delivering milk of sufficient quantity and excellent quality in a profitable manner while adhering to quality and safety requirements of the chain. IDCM is suitable for candidates interested in modern and highly developed dairy chains, and the Netherlands’ dairy industry is used as an example for innovations. It also focuses on milk processing from the perspective of processing companies, collaborating with stakeholders in the chain or supporting the chain. “Innovative” stands for creativity in dealing with complex situations such as: developing scenarios for farms and the sector as a whole for uncertainties as opposed to traditional advisory services; developing strategies for changing circumstances; innovative technologies in production, processing and in chain governance; and the establishment of farms in new countries or new areas.... [-]


Master

Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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? [+]

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for specialists working in companies and organizations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. In the agricultural sector, stakeholders are typically confronted by complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches, i.e. creating shared values and linking farmers to markets, agricultural support or business services.

With agri-food or forest chains stretching from desolate farms or plantations in Asia, Africa or Latin America to the bustling marketplaces of the European Union – the world is your workplace! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis and sustainable development of value chains, integrated management of value chains and applied research. Collectively, these phases develop students’ competencies in managing organizations or companies involved in and/or facilitating developments in the agricultural production chain, while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies. With three unique specializations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is ready to equip students for work in the world of livestock, food, flowers and forest products. From farm to fork, grass to glass or forest to floor, this Master programme provides all the competencies needed for those wishing to start an agri-food business or facilitate sustainable agricultural value chain developments.... [-]


Management of Development (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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 Development 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 organizations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organizations in the area of food security, communication, innovation and social inclusion.

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