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VHL is a university of applied sciences. 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.


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Join the National Night of the Moths!

Red underwing (Catocala nupta)

08-09-2015 • On Friday night and Saturday night, September 11th and 12th, the Netherlands will be captured by Nationale NachtvlinderNacht (the National Night of the Moths). Moths will be studied at as many locations as possible, using sheets, lamps and molasses.  read more

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Animal Management at Congrestival Haren

This Side of Paradise

26-08-2015 • Congrestival (congress festival) ‘This Side of Paradise’ is an event on flora and fauna for the more serious amateur observer. Students and graduates of the bachelor programme for Animal Management of VHL will be attending the congrestival with a stall, lectures and a workshop.  read more

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Costs reduced by more than 33%

Wessel Wijnja, graduate Food Technology

Wessel Wijnja studied Food Technology at VHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. He chose Process Engineering as his specialisation. For his graduate project he did research on decreasing the waste flow in the sweets factory Cloetta Holland in Sneek.  read more

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Exploring new possibilities

Injection machine

Luuk Zegers studied Food Technology at VHL University of Applied Sciences. His grad-year work placement was at Vaessen-Schoemaker B.V., a company that develops and produces functional ingredients for bakeries and meat products businesses.  read more

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