HAN University of Applied Sciences

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HAN University of Applied Science
Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Arnhem Business School.jpg
Motto De HAN geeft je de ruimte (HAN gives you opportunities)
Type University of Applied Sciences
Established February 1, 1996[1]
President Kees Boele[2]
Administrative staff
Students 31000+[3]
Location Arnhem
51°59′20″N 5°56′57″E / 51.9890°N 5.9493°E / 51.9890; 5.9493 (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Arnhem campus)
51°49′34″N 5°51′53″E / 51.8262°N 5.8648°E / 51.8262; 5.8648 (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Nijmegen campus)
Campus Urban
Colors Red and Blue          
Website www.han.nl

The HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in Dutch), often abbreviated as HAN, is a vocational university of applied sciences with campuses in Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a wide range of subjects. Arnhem Business School is the international department of HAN University.


The HAN was established in 1996 after a merger of several other schools. It operates on two campuses - Arnhem and Nijmegen, and has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Business Management and Law

- Institute of Business and Communication - Institute of Business Administration and Law - Institute of Financial Management - Institute of Working and Learning

  • Faculty of Health and Social Studies

- Institute of Nursing - Institute of Health Studies - Institute of Social Studies - Institute of Sports and Exercise Studies

  • Faculty of Engineering

- Institute of Engineering - Institute of Automotive (HAN Automotive Institute) - Institute of Applied Sciences - Institute of Built Environment - Academy for Communication and Information Technology

  • Faculty of Education

- College of Education for Primary School Teachers - College of Education for Secondary School Teachers

The HAN offers associate degrees, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees.[4] Given the vocational nature of the university, all degrees awarded at the HAN are professional degrees.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of the HAN". Han.nl. 1983-09-13. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  2. ^ "HAN Presidency". Han.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Algemene informatie over de HAN als organisatie". Han.nl. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Bachelor's and master's programmes at the HAN". Han.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 

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