VHL University of Applied Sciences enjoys working with companies; not only because this helps us to ensure our study programmes are closely related to the corresponding professional field, but also because we can offer study programmes that are interesting for working professionals.

Studies and courses for you and your employees

We offer various trainings and courses for professionals. These trainings are customised for individuals and businesses. For more information, please visit the page of the Training & Development department on our website, or send an email to It is also possible to enrol in a part-time or associate degree.

Trainees at your company

If you are interested in hiring a trainee from VHL University of Applied Sciences, please contact our internships office. Trainees bring in the latest knowledge and developments in a particular field, but also have to attain their own specific learning objectives. For more information, please contact us at the following addresses :

Partnerships with companies and institutions

VHL participates in partnerships with educational institutions, centres of expertise and businesses. For example, different educational institutions work together at the Dairy Campus in Leeuwarden, including VHL and Wageningen University. This way, entrepreneurs and researchers cooperate on topics such as innovation, research and education. Moreover, we join forces with the Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) in Leeuwarden in the field of water.

Advisory Committees: education and businesses

Our lecturers are motivated to keep our study programmes up to date and to ensure that our students are well prepared for their future careers. Therefore, each program at VHL has an advisory committee consisting of experts from businesses, who carefully assess the curriculum. They evaluate whether the students meet the current  demands of the industry. If you are interested in participating in an advisory committee, please contact us via

Applying research at companies

By conducting applied research, our lecturers form a link between education and the industry, the government, institutions and other research partners. On the pages of the research groups you can find information about their activities and their contact details.Are you looking for cooperation to find solutions for practical questions, are you looking to cooperate with highly trained professionals, contact our professorships or send an e-mail to

News Overview

Friesland happy with CRV at Dairy Campus

09-12-2014 • Cattle improvement organisation CRV has chosen the province of Friesland to build a new branch. CRV will take the core breeding farm with accompanying activities to Leeuwarden. The complex will be built in the vicinity of Dairy Campus.   read more

Story Overview

I would like to inspire other young entrepreneurs

Tran is a third year student of the Bachelor International Business. She chose International Sustainability Management because Sustainablity becomes more and more essential for modern life.  read more

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