Core - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
In 2010 EUREC selected Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (Hanze UAS) to be the first university of applied sciences to join the EUREC consortium. Hanze UAS provides high quality education in an inspiring study environment. Applied research and innovation is highly integrated in the academic programmes.
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It is no coincidence that the SESyM programme takes place at Hanze UAS in Groningen. Hanze UAS is located on top of the largest natural gas field in Europe, the Groningen field. This explains why a number of key players in the traditional energy system are located in the Groningen area, commonly referred to as ‘Energy Valley’, and why so much energy research, engineering, and innovative activity takes place in the north of the Netherlands. In addition to these traditional energy activities, there are many tremendous projects going on in the region, which involve experiments related to energy transition. The launch of SESyM at Hanze UAS is another example of the region’s innovative energy spirit.
The core semester provides a solid foundation in the economic and business concepts related to innovative energy project design and implementation and their various related interdisciplinary aspects. You will learn about the legal, environmental, economic, social, and technical aspects of the energy business. Combined with planning, strategic decision-making and communication, you can analyse energy business challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. Theoretical courses are supported by business case studies and laboratory workshops.
- Energy Transition Context
- Energy Technologies, Plants & Integration
- System Innovation Processes
- Markets, Finance, and Law
- Models & Scenarios for Strategic Decision Making
- Research Methodology
The Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe
) of Hanze UAS and the Energy Academy Europe (EAE
) is the hotspot of applied sciences for businesses and innovations in Groningen. It has the facilities, technologies and the best possible network to develop plans into the energy products and services the energy market demands. Businesses and institutions have access to state-of-the-art equipment as well as the technical expertise of EnTranCe's pioneers. At EnTranCe, students have the opportunity to work on innovations in the energy sector together with private sector experts. Students can learn from participating companies, other researchers and fellow students. Students gain research experience, while simultaneously working on their professional network. The best thing about EnTranCe is it is based on open innovation, allowing stakeholders to support each other.
Hanze UAS is located in Groningen, a lively student city in the north of the Netherlands, 40 kilometres from the German border and 180 kilometres from Amsterdam. Of its 190.000 inhabitants almost 30% are students.
Hanze UAS is located in Groningen, a lively student city in the north east of the Netherlands, 40 kilometers from the German border and ca 180 kilometers from Amsterdam. Of its 190.000 inhabitants almost 25% are students. Hanze UAS is well-known for its international education at both BSC and Master level. It offers all the relevant facilities for students from abroad. Hanze UAS has 25,000 students of which 1,655 are from abroad. There is a lively international community at Hanze UAS. Check this website
for more practical information on the city of Groningen.
Admission requirements and tuition fees
For information about admission requirements and tuition fees for the EUREC programme at the Hanze University of Applies Sciences visit this page
or contact the Enrolment Officer (T: 0031 50 595 4567, E: email@example.com
Visa, insurance and other practical matters
As a prospective international student you are on the doorstep of a great adventure: studying and living in the Netherlands. Although this is an amazing experience, it can be quite difficult finding your way through the rules and regulations, from applying for a study programme until your journey to the Netherlands. The International Service Desk (ISD) will assist you from start to finish. They can help you with practical matters, such as obtaining a visa
and getting the right health insurance
: non-EU applicants must follow the requirements of the International Service Desk for visa procedures. Hanze UAS has to prove to the IND that you can pay the tuition fee and that you have sufficient funds to live off before an immigration procedure is started. In order to prove this we ask our future students to transfer both the living costs as well as the tuition fee. Please find more information about the financial guarantee on this website.
Phone number: +31 (0)50 595 7800
Finding a room in Groningen may prove hard if you start too late. So if you want to be sure you get a room that suits your wishes, we advise you to start as soon as possible. Our advice is to start at least 3 months before you come to Groningen. For accommodation related questions, visit this website
For more information about the programme at Hanze UAS in Groningen (the Netherlands), please check the website
or contact the Enrolment Officer
T: 0031 50 595 4567