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Avans University of Applied Sciences

Coordinates: 51°35′02″N 4°47′50″E / 51.5839°N 4.7971°E / 51.5839; 4.7971
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Avans University of Applied Sciences
TypePublic University of Applied Sciences
Administrative staff
51°35′02″N 4°47′50″E / 51.5839°N 4.7971°E / 51.5839; 4.7971
ColoursAvans Red, black & white[1]

Avans University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Avans Hogeschool) is a Dutch high ranked vocational university. It is located in three cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school has over 30,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 3,000 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 in 1812.

Recognition and ranking[edit]

Avans University of Applied Sciences was declared by independent researcher Keuzegids HBO as the best major University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands up till 2022.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

English studies[edit]

Bachelor's (4 years) [8]
  • Environmental Science for Sustainability, Ecosystems and Technology (ESSET), 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 [9]

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures awards degrees in the following:

  • Master of Animation, in Breda & 's-Hertogenbosch[10]
  • Master of Situated Design, in 's-Hertogenbosch[10]
  • Master of Ecology Futures, in 's-Hertogenbosch[10]
  • Master of Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, in 's-Hertogenbosch[10]

And has plenty of other courses (exchange) to offer, for example, courses like Biobased Energy, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Environmental Geography, Global Business & Career, International Business, International Sales, etc.


  1. ^ Huisstijlgids - website AVANS
  2. ^ [1], AD.nl, 13 Oktober 2022
  3. ^ Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool, NU.nl, 23 Oktober 2012
  4. ^ Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool van Nederland, NU.nl, 30 September 2016
  5. ^ Avans beste hogeschool volgens Keuzegids, Brabants Dagblad, 26 September 2017
  6. ^ Avans voor vijfde keer op rij verkozen tot beste hogeschool, Nu.nl, 4 Oktober 2018
  7. ^ Avans aan kop, Inholland knapt op, Keuzegids, 4 Oktober 2018
  8. ^ "Avans University of Applied Sciences".
  9. ^ "Study programmes | Avans University of Applied Sciences".
  10. ^ a b c d "Be The Future of Something Else - AKV|St.Joost". www.akvstjoostmasters.nl. Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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