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VHL the most sustainable UAS in Holland!


Welcome to Van Hall Larenstein, 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 Van Hall Larenstein focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources - Food and Dairy - Animal and Business. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we also provide Master’s programmesCertificate 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 Van Hall Larenstein means choosing a professional education, which you apply in real life!

At Van Hall Larenstein 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. Van Hall Larenstein 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 Van Hall Larenstein we provide students with opportunities for international educational exchange and professional development.

Van Hall Larenstein is based on two locations in the Netherlands: Leeuwarden and Velp. 


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Custom-made gender mainstreaming course

18-07-2018 • From 30 October to 8 November the short course Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programmes will be organized at VHL in Velp.   read more

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Unique Bumblebee Rhapsody


29-06-2018 • Unique Bumblebee Rhapsody made in association with Van Hall Larenstein
The Bumblebee Rhapsody was performed yesterday at De Kruidhof in the botanical garden of Fryslân.  read more

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Dutch knowledge incentive for Indian dairy and horticulture

Trade mission India

01-06-2018 • What more do you want?! A successful trade mission in India gave our school the attention and appreciation of minister Schouten for our existing and new collaborations and projects in India.  read more

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Most sustainable University of Applied Sciences

Sustainabul 2018

28-05-2018 • Van Hall Larenstein most sustainable University of Applied Sciences according to national student platform ‘studenten voor morgen’  read more

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I achieved more than I could have dreamt

Laura van Zonneveld

Laura van Zonneveld started with a vocational education, moved on to Van Hall Larenstein and finished with a master. ‘I  found a room in a nice dormitory and started studying Applied Animal Sciences at Van Hall Larenstein.  read more

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