Testimonials

Students and graduates talk about their experiences with the International Development Management study programme:

'Studying at Van Hall Larenstein offers many opportunities which are not commonly available in the UK'

Ella Peters is a second year student of International Development Management. She is majoring in sustainable value chains and wants to pursue a career in sustainable fashion production. 

Read the story of Ella Peters

'Working on the resilience to natural disasters'

After his studies in International Development Management, Wouter Bokdam started working for Care Nederland. As a Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor, he is responsible for reducing risks in the event of natural disasters.

Read the story of Wouter Bokdam

'Sustainable production of food and fair prices for farmers'

Wiebe Draijer is Extension Manager at Cocoa Abrabopa in Ghana. He is committed to improving the cocoa sector.

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'A good preparation for an international career'

Joris Baars is a third year student of International Development Management and he is specialising in Disaster Risk Management. What appealed to him most, was the international character of this study.

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Durable and earthquake-resistant building materials

An International Development Management student team initiated the social enterprise Tākata, upcycling the plastic waste of Kathmandu into earthquake-proof user-friendly building materials. The business provides opportunities for the construction of safe living spaces as well as providing a solution to the plastic pollution by making waste a key resource.

The students won the 3rd price of the Van Hall Larenstein business fair with this idea!

Watch the promotion video of Tākata

Emergency relief efforts after natural disasters

The RACCOON App, short for Relief Assistance Centre for Coordination, connects disaster affected people with humanitarian relief workers, so that they can better prepare for and cope with a catastrophic event. The app assists in the early hours after a natural disaster or crisis has occurred and can save lives in the most critical time limiting phase.

The International Development Management student team was invited by the Red Cross to elaborate on this idea further and to conduct additional research via internships in the Philippines.

Watch the promotion video of RACCOON

A visit to Biofach 2018, Nuremberg

Students of International Development Management visited Biofach 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach is the world´s leading trade fair for organic food. Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction; for the responsible use of nature’s resources. Biofach offered the students lots of information, inspiration and of course: a great time!

Watch the video 'Students IDM visit Biofach 2018'