|Type||Public University of Applied Sciences|
|Established||January 1, 2004|
|Colours||Avans Red, black & white|
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 30,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 2,900 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.
Recognition and ranking
- Bachelor's (4 years) 
- 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 
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures awards degrees in the following:
- Master of Animation, in Breda & 's-Hertogenbosch
- Master of Situated Design, in 's-Hertogenbosch
- Master of Ecology Futures, in 's-Hertogenbosch
- Master of Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, in 's-Hertogenbosch
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.
- Huisstijlgids - website AVANS
- Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool, NU.nl, 23 Oktober 2012
- Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool van Nederland, NU.nl, 30 September 2016
- Avans beste hogeschool volgens Keuzegids, Brabants Dagblad, 26 September 2017
- Avans voor vijfde keer op rij verkozen tot beste hogeschool, Nu.nl, 4 Oktober 2018
- Avans aan kop, Inholland knapt op, Keuzegids, 4 Oktober 2018
- "Avans University of Applied Sciences".
- "Study programmes | Avans University of Applied Sciences".
- "Be The Future of Something Else - AKV|St.Joost". www.akvstjoostmasters.nl. Retrieved 2022-01-27.