Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

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 center 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. 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.

Some facts & figures about daily life at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (annual report 2012):

  • 17 different schools in 18 buildings
  • more than 70 degree programmes
  • 17 master programmes
  • more than 27,000 students
  • 1,907 foreign students
  • 588 exchange students coming to the Netherlands
  • 2,888 employees
  • 310 busses stop at Zernike Campus daily
  • Hanze UAS has a floor surface of 140,000 m2
  • 70 different sports are being practiced
  • 12,000 students have a laptop
  • 22,500 liter of coffee is consumed per week
  • approximately 4,300 graduates a year

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More information about our educational vision:
Hanze University of Applied Sciences – Educational vision 2020.

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