Avans University of Applied Sciences
|Type||Public University of Applied Sciences|
|Established||January 1, 2004|
Avans University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Avans Hogeschool) is a high-ranked Dutch vocational university. It is located in three cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school has 29,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 2,300 employees.
Avans University of Applied Sciences itself was founded on January 1, 2004, as a union of Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch and Hogeschool Brabant in Tilburg, Breda, and Etten-Leur. Hogeschool Brabant itself was a union from 1988 of Hogeschool West-Brabant (Etten-Leur and Breda) and Hogeschool Midden-Brabant (Tilburg). The oldest branch of Avans University of Applied Sciences is the Kunstacademie in 's-Hertogenbosch, which was founded on October 1, 1812.
Avans University of Applied Sciences is declared by an independent research from the Keuzegids HBO as the best major University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.  Is considered one of the best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.
- Bachelor's (4 years) 
- Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology, in Breda
- Industrial Engineering and Management, in Breda
- International Business and Languages, in 's-Hertogenbosch
- International Business and Management Studies, in Breda
- International Financial Management, in Breda
- Master's 
- Master of Animation, in Breda
- Master of Fine Art, in Breda
- Master of Graphic Design, in Breda
- Master of Photography, in Breda
And has plenty of other courses (exchange) to offer, for example, courses like Biobased Energy, Environmental Geography, Global Business & Career, International Business, International Sales, etc.
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