VHL University of Applied Sciences is an international green knowledge institute that combines education, delivered by passionate experts, and applied research within the various associate professorships. We train our students to become high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. VHL has chosen a clear profile with three related areas of focus with which we differentiate ourselves from other universities of applied sciences:
• Animals and Business
• Delta Areas and Resources
• Food and Dairy
The core business of VHL University of Applied Sciences is to educate students to become professionals and to prepare them for the requirements of the labour market. Based on these starting points, VHL has designed an educational vision, which provides a framework for how the education at VHL is conducted and organised. The educational vision states that our educational concept offers space to individual students for the development of their talents and professional competences in an inspiring environment.
By linking education, applied research and the professional field, research outcomes can be used in education and students are able to acquire competences that comply with the demands of the professional field.
Applied research as conducted by professors, researchers, lecturers and students of VHL University of Applied Sciences, is always aimed at improving professional practice. The results of research should be applicable for companies and professionals in the public sector. Having good relations with companies and institutions in and outside the region, we support them by providing innovative solutions to practical questions and sufficient highly trained professionals. Moreover, professorships contribute to the innovation of the curriculum. Knowledge valorisation is achieved through an interplay of theory and practice, leading towards innovation and development of knowledge.