People often ask me about the origin of our university's name. Although it may sound strange to foreign ears, the name 'Hanze' is well known in the north-western part of Europe. It refers to the Hanseatic League, the medieval trade alliance of cities in the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Area. The city of Groningen has an age-old tradition of being a centre of trade, but also one of knowledge, science and culture. Groningen is the second oldest university town in the Netherlands and Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is proud to carry on this tradition.
In the course of its history, this university of applied sciences has built up a reputation of being truly international. Its degree programmes prepare students for a professional career in an increasingly international environment. Students from all over the world are enrolled in numerous international programmes, taught in English and German. Hanze UAS actively participates in projects aimed at supporting higher education institutions abroad with the enhancement of their curricula and the strengthening of their institutional capacity.
On this website we want to provide you with the information that you need to make a well-founded decision with regard to your higher education career. You will find that Hanze UAS has a lot to offer.
Thank you for your electronic visit. Next time, come and see us in person!
Drs. H.J. Pijlman
President and Chairman of the Executive Board
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