Applied Biosciences & Chemistry
Are you looking for an intern in biosciences or chemistry? Do you have a research project for which you could use some help? Or are you perhaps in need of lab equipment? We can help.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION
The School of Applied Biosciences and Chemistry trains students to become full-fledged, internationally oriented analysts and researchers. But we also do more. Research, for example. At our school, motivated lecturers, researchers and students work together on various research projects. The work field completes the triangle with education and research.
Our collaborations with companies, hospitals, research institutions and other organizations ensure that our degree programs are aligned with market developments and our research projects are linked to professional practice.
This page describes all the opportunities for collaboration between our school and the work field. If you see opportunities, would like to collaborate with us or have questions, please email email@example.com.
Work field Services
The School of Applied Biosciences and Chemistry offers services that may be of interest to you. For example, we rent laboratory equipment and make our laboratory facilities available to businesses. We also offer courses and training that can be customized to your needs.
Whether you're a new or experienced entrepreneur, you can make use of our high-end laboratory equipment and professional guidance from lecturers and researchers. This equipment and expertise are available to you at a reasonable price.
We also design, implement and test analysis pipelines, such as processing experimental data that is analyzed by various tools through a pipeline.
If we don't have the equipment you are looking for – neither in the HAN BioCentre research lab nor in our educational facilities – we (and therefore you) can turn to Katalysator.
The Education and Innovation Consortium ‘Katalysator’ is the point of contact for entrepreneurs in chemistry and life sciences who want to collaborate with an educational institution. The consortium is active in the Arnhem-Nijmegen-Oss region and consists of universities, universities of applied sciences and vocational training colleges. The ambition of the consortium is to stimulate collaboration in education and research, and in this way accelerate innovation.
When it comes to conducting experiments, there are several options:
- Facility sharing: we make our equipment available to third parties. Your company rents the equipment and, after an initial training, carries out the measurements itself. However, education takes precedence over the use of equipment. This is ideal if you have the expertise but not the facilities.
- Facility sharing in combination with support. You rent equipment including a number of support hours from an expert who can fully or partially supervise the employee/student.
- Contract research: we can analyze samples for you. You deliver the samples and we measure them. If necessary, we can also develop a method.
- Joint research: if you have a question related to the research themes of HAN BioCentre, we can collaborate to find a source of funding to carry out the joint research.
Do you work in a laboratory and want to further your professional development? Do you want to continue to grow and get more out of your work? Or would you like to continue your studies? Expand your career with the postgraduate degrees, higher professional degree programs, courses and training programs offered by the School of Applied Biosciences and Chemistry. Customized course offerings are also available.
Research: HAN Biocentre
HAN BioCentre is a center of expertise that focuses on the development, preservation and transfer of knowledge in the field of applied biosciences and chemistry. In doing so, we help solve social issues in a sustainable way. The discoveries we make can be applied in the agricultural sector, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry or health care. We rely on requests from the business community, the (financial) support of public authorities and the appeal of the profession to researchers and students. For more information, mail the HAN BioCentre coordinator, Richèle Wind.
HYBRID WORK-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
In a hybrid work-based learning environment, students put theory into practice within a real-life context.
The School of Applied Biosciences and Chemistry is working on setting up a hybrid work-based learning environment targeting drug discovery at Pivot Park in Oss. This will draw in the work field and allow for better collaboration in the triangle of research - education - work field.
Pedro Hermkens, Professor in Drug Discovery
A hybrid work-based learning environment targeting biobased economy is also being set up at the IPKW in Arnhem.
Richele Wind, Associate Professor in Biobased Economy
Education Biosciences and chemistry programs
The School of Applied Biosciences and Chemistry offers 5 bachelor programs, 2 master programs and 1 part-time program. We also offer a wide range of courses and postgraduate programs. We can work with you to educate your future employees or retrain your current staff. Would you like to work with us in education? Read about the possibilities below.
Several times a year, representatives from the work field and HAN meet in the Professional Advisory Committee. They help us think about the content of our curriculum to ensure that it continues to meet the changing needs of our students’ future employers.
Students greatly appreciate the presence of guest lecturers and find that it adds clear value to their education. Anyone can be a guest lecturer and tell our students about work or a career from their own expertise. Our students are eager to hear your story and would love to take a look at your research. Would you like to teach a class or share your knowledge with us? If so, please contact us.
Do you have an interesting internship project to offer? Or are you more generally interested in hiring students from our school? Then read the information in the PDF, fill out the registration form and sent it to us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Keeping our education as up to date as possible requires us to integrate more closely with the professional field. To best prepare students for their future, our programs include projects in which students work on assignments from current research for six months during their regular education.
Lecturers, researchers and students work together on projects for institutions such as Radboud university medical center, Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford. Various external researchers and institutions are already involved in our current education. They provide research questions and specific expertise for education, or they donate materials. The most important thing is the sharing of knowledge.
ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH STUDENTS
Students are used to and keen to learn new knowledge. If they discover they don't know enough about topics related to your problem, they will search for it. Students are also part of a knowledge institution, which means they can get information from various experts, such as lecturers and professors.
Students are not yet influenced by the work field. They are learning to look at problems from various perspectives and can seamlessly apply this to your question. They're focused on staying alert, which allows them to see when day-to-day business could be improved or is not entirely logical.
Students are highly innovative. They are taught to think up solutions and concepts that are innovative, challenging and creative, and they can do this better than anyone. They can give free rein to their creativity during school assignments and later develop these ideas into realistic and concrete forms.
Focus on performance
Students are at the start of their professional careers. So, they want to make a name for themselves to ensure the best possible start in the work field. Also, students are constantly being judged on their work. So they often know whether it's up to scratch, and they like to improve where they can.