VHL University of Applied Sciences is an international green knowledge institute of higher education with a focus on sustainability. It is considered as a unique university since its curricula focus on nature and environment, human and animal health and responsible entrepreneurship.
"The institution outlined their education, applied research, and organization based on their mission; mission to train professionals who contribute to a sustainable and better world. To accomplish that mission, they cooperate with various network partners. As a university of applied sciences, their educational programmes are competence based. Students will be supported by the teaching staff to be always be in close contact with professional life and practice, working in various projects related to applied research and practical internship. Through this education system, VHL University of Applied Sciences trains its students to be high quality, ambitious and innovative professionals. With 2 campuses located in Leeuwarden and Velp, the university offers bachelor, master, post graduate and some other courses for both national and international students. Other than that, they also offer consultancy on national and international terrains. Some of their bachelor programmes are International Business and Management Studies, Agirbusiness and Business Administration, Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, Agri Systems Management, Rural Innovation, Coastal Zone Management, and Land and Water Management. While some of their masters programmes are Management of Development Agricultural Production and Chain Management. As an international institution of higher education, they incorporate international competences in the education system and curriculum which matches the internationalization quality formulated by the VSNU (Association of universities in the Netherlands) and the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences. Their students are trained to develop a sharp focus on international practice. Moreover, it is a convenient environment for international students as their students come from all over the world. "