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.
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.