Interns on St. Maarten are safe

08-09-2017 • Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across the Windward Islands. Yesterday morning first thing we tried to get in touch with all 5 interns in the affected area. Four students are on St. Maarten and one is on St. Eustatius.  read more

AgriProFocus and VHL sign a MoU

26-07-2017 • With pride, AgriProFocus and Van Hall Larenstein have signed a MoU to further strengthen the cooperation!  read more

Living Lab FHS expands in China

23-06-2017 • This week a delegation of the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein visits China to take some important steps toward a Living Lab Food, Health & Safety.  read more

Close collaboration with India on Masters


13-06-2017 • University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Welingkar University in Mumbai (India) and the Agricultural Development Trust Baramati have all signed a declaration of intent to collaborate closely on their master’s degree programs.  read more

VHL wins contest incoming trade delegations

VHL-winner-contest incoming trade delegations LC 2018

02-06-2017 • Thuesday, May 23rd Van Hall Larenstein won one out of five awards for the organization of an incoming trade delegation of the Province of Fryslan. There was a total of 17 submissions.  read more

American students visit Leeuwarden

Visit american students

02-06-2017 • Last week a group of students of Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin (UWRF – River Falls Campus)visited Van Hall Larenstein in Leeuwarden. Here they attended a programme befitting their own academic course.   read more

Student exchange week VHL – Sichuan University

Group picture Chinese and VHL students in Chengdu (China)

24-05-2017 • The Institute of Disaster Response and Reconstruction (Sichuan University – the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and the specialization Disaster Risk Management (International Development and Management – Van Hall Larenstein Velp) have organized an exchange week.  read more

Eight students will be visiting China

Students VHL go on a journey to China

10-04-2017 • In April 2017 eight Van Hall Larenstein students will be visiting the Garden Valley resort in Liyang in China. It will be the third visit of Van Hall Larenstein students to Liyang.  read more

Field training for students Forensic Sciences

Students Forensic Sciences and police officers

05-04-2017 • It was an exciting day for students of Forensic Sciences (Biotechnology). An enclosed location in Leeuwarden, supplied by Nordwin College, formed the scene of the annual Praktijkoefening Plaats Incident (POPI – field training incidents on location).  read more

Honourable mention for Marije Strikwold

Marije Strikwold

05-04-2017 • Marije Strikwold, tutor-researcher in the domain of Food & Dairy, and her co-authors were awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the American Society for Toxicology (SOT), for their research article about an innovative method as a substitute for animal testing in toxicology research.  read more

Research luminescence of cremated human remains

Human skeletal remains

04-04-2017 • Tristan Krap (tutor of Forensic Sciences) and Kevin Nota (graduate and now MSc student of Forensic and Conservation Genetics at the University of Central Lancashire) have recently published an interesting article about research on luminescence thermally altered human skeletal remains.  read more

Master Innovative Dairy Chain Management

Cows and student in pasture

03-04-2017 • Starting the academic year 2017-2018, dairy professionals from all over the world can follow the master programme Innovative Dairy Chain Management (IDCM) at Van Hall Larenstein in Leeuwarden.
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Dutch knowledge for Indian dairy farmers

Cows in India

03-04-2017 • Researchers from Van Hall Larenstein University and GEA visit India between in April to collaborate with Indian family-dairy farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers to develop innovative concepts for the Indian dairy sector.
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Fish migration in the Eems

fishing net

02-03-2017 • Last Saturday Peter Paul Schollema (Water Board District Hunze en Aa’s) and Jeroen Huisman (Van Hall Larenstein) gave information to volunteers of the BVO-Ost Friesland about fish migration, research and working with volunteers. Many volunteers and students were present.  read more

Training European Funding Opportunities

Training Successful Exploitation of European Funding Opportunities

17-01-2017 • Last week the training ’Successful Exploitation of European Funding Opportunities’ took place at Van Hall Larenstein. Participants gained know-how of creating the partnerships for a European research project and to develop a successful proposal.  read more

Three year anniversary SDDDC

21-12-2016 • The SDDDC celebrates it's three year anniversary, a great moment! SDDDC was jointly established in November 2013 by China Agriculture University, Wageningen University & Research and FrieslandCampina.  read more

Defamation campaign

02-12-2016 • As an international university of applied sciences, Van Hall Larenstein is doing its very best to offer a pleasant study experience to its international students. As a result, we have seen a big increase in the number of international students at Van Hall Larenstein.  read more

Successful trade mission in Indonesia

24-11-2016 • Van Hall Larenstein took part in the trade mission of prime minister Mark Rutte to Indonesia. The mission has been successful. In the presence of prime minister Rutte and state secretary Sharon Dijksma, Van Hall Larenstein signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU).  read more

Peter van Dongen about trade mission to Indonesia

23-11-2016 • A delegation consisting of Peter van Dongen, Loes Witteveen, Toine Smits and Tjallie Botden-Scheltinga from Van Hall Larenstein is visiting Indonesia in the framework of a trade mission with prime minister Rutte. A report from Peter van Dongen.  read more

Cooperation China Agricultural University

28-10-2016 • Member of the Executive Board of Van Hall Larenstein Diane Keizer-Mastenbroek and vice president Gong Yuanshi of China Agricultural University (CAU) signed an agreement on October 26th in Beijing to start extensive cooperation.  read more

New group of master students

New master students Velp

18-11-2016 • A week after the festive graduation and consequently the parting with our international master students Agricultural Production Chain Management (APCM) and Management of Development (MOD), we welcomed a new group of over 50 international students in Velp.  read more

Festive reopening building Leeuwarden

Reopening of the renovated location VHL in Leeuwarden with André Kuipers

31-10-2016 • On Thursday 27 October 2016 our building in Leeuwarden was officially reopend by astronaut André Kuipers. Goals of the renovation were creating more work and study space for students and making the building more sustainable.  read more


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