Hanze University

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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.

Practical Information

Teaching methods

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.

Detailed syllabus in pdf format.

Modules of the core programme:

  • Energy Transition Context
  • Energy Technologies, Plants & Integration
  • System Innovation Processes
  • Markets, Finance, and Law
  • Models & Scenarios for Strategic Decision Making
  • Research Methodology
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.

The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is linked to the New Energy Coalition. This is a merger of Energy Valley Foundation, Energy Delta Institute and the Energy Academy Europe-organisation. Top education, top research and business come together in this New Energy Coalition. Of course, you have the opportunity to use the extensive and professional energy network of Hanze UAS. This network consists of companies and research centers in the energy sector. The following important partners collaborate: The energy schools of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, namely the School of Engineering (SIEN) and the Institute for Life Sciences and Technology (ILST). Hanze UAS also offers a wide range of research facilities, which include professional laboratories within Hanze’s own buildings, at EnTranCe and the Energy Academy Europe. At Hanze UAS the most important aspects are quality, innovation and passion in the field of energy and technology. Students work at real-life problems that have not yet been solved and they contribute towards finding the solution. Let us bridge the gap between the growing industry demand for specialized Renewable Energy expertise and the skills available in the job market.
Admission requirements and tuition fees
The minimum entrance criteria are a background in economics, social sciences, management or studies providing a systemic point of view. A selection of possible subjects has been established: Economics, environmental sciences/engineering, social sciences, political sciences, international business, managerial engineering, architecture, energy management, ICT. Admission of students with a different Bachelor’s degree will be decided by the University after assessment of equivalence. The criteria may be waived for applicants with relevant work experience deemed equivalent to the academic admission requirements.
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.

WARNING: 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

International Service Desk
International Office
Phone number: +31 (0)50 595 7800/2200
E-mail: immigration@org.hanze.nl
Website: https://www.hanze.nl/eng/services/international-services/international-service-desk-service
Information on accommodation, visa, insurances and other practical information can be found on:  https://www.hanze.nl/eng/study-at-hanze/practical-information/meetiso.
Check the website: http://www.groningenlife.nl/en  for more practical information on the city of Groningen.
Contact details

For more information about the programme at Hanze UAS in Groningen (the Netherlands), please check the website or contact the Enrolment Officer