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.
IMPORTANT: non-EU applicants must apply before June 1st and follow the requirements for visa procedures of the International Service Desk at Hanze UAS (please take note that a financial guarantee is necessary to enter the Netherlands).
- Information on accommodation, visa, insurances and other practical information can be found here.
- Check this website for more practical information on the city of Groningen.
It is compulsory for students to provide for their own health insurance. Please make sure your insurance covers the whole period of your studies and please take into account the insurance requirements of the chosen study locations (core, specialization, research project).
Hanze UAS is well-known for its international education both at bachelor’s and master’s level. It offers all the relevant facilities for students from abroad. Hanze UAS has 27,000 students of which 2,000 are from abroad. There is a lively international community at Hanze UAS and in the city of Groningen.
Ir. Gerrit Kuiken
Telephone: 0031 50 595 4567
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen
9701 DA Groningen