International Week Built Environment

Our international week is over. From 12 to 16 April 2020, we and our partners provided workshops and lectures on topics related to the built environment. Due to COVID-19 measures, the week was mainly online.

for creativity. Jonge mensen met kleurstof.


Our dean, Frank Spuij, opened the international week with a warm welcome to students and staff:

Dear all,

I would like to welcome you to our third International Week. Last year we had to cancel our International Week as a result of the worldwide pandemic, but this year we decided to continue the initiative in a digital format. We will welcome students and colleagues from around the globe, including the US, Japan, Germany and, of course, the Netherlands. Although the different time zones create challenges, we hope we’ve developed an interesting program for all of you. Our school and our programs endorse the UN’s sustainable development goals, so the program for International Week  includes many topics related to sustainability.

I wish you all a very interesting week with a lot of new knowledge, new contacts and, above all, a lot of fun with each other.

Frank Spuij,
Dean, School of Built Environment

Frank Spuij directeur Academie Built Environment


5 Days
6 Countries
1000+ Students & Faculty
1 Webinar
25 Presentations
7 Workshops
4 Cooking Classes
3 Social Events


Week Health and Social Studies. horizontaal

With more than 25 activities, there was a lot to discover this week. Students from all over the world met, learned, worked and had fun together!

Program Review

Week program

Check out the total week program from the International Week 2021.

Arnhem stad beeld van aardvarken en fietsen


Presentations on small-scale mobility, community buildings, and collective housing in the Netherlands. Dutch students followed a workshop on intercultural communication and creating the ultimate project management plan for a railroad underpass.

Arnhem Stadsvilla Sonsbeek en park


The topics were: Independent living and care homes in Asia, Studying in Japan, Upper Citarum River Restoration, Design an ultimate recreational marina. We closed with a Dutch cooking class and played Among Us against Europe, USA and Canada.

Arnhem stadsaanzicht met fietsen


Thomas Rau inspired with a different perspective on sustainability in his webinar "The real deal for the future". Also interesting was the presentation "Tiny houses all over the world". We learned you Dutch words and played Among US and GeoGuessr.

Arnhem stadsaanzicht en park


You could join the workshop Sustainable cities and communities with students from the Münster University, attend the webinar Smart Grids. Learned about our culture at the BE-Global café. American students teached us how to cook a tator tot hot dish.

Arnhem fietsen bij het water


During the last day of the event students finalized their assignments for the workshop "Sustainable cities and communities".

Arnhem Centraal Station met trolleybussen

Photo Contest

Because this version of the International Week Built Environment was online, we asked students to make pictures. A photo impression will follow soon.

jongen en meisje lachend met fotocamera

Exchange Courses and Internships

HAN University of Applied Sciences offers loads of professional programs in a wide range of fields. Students can choose from 63 bachelor programs, 19 master programs and numerous exchange programs. All of which combine a solid theoretical basis with practical application in the field. So they’re well positioned to enter the job market as soon as they graduate. HAN offers 5 English-taught bachelor programs and 2 English-taught master programs within the field of Engineering & Life Sciences. We have around 1,000 students from 30 different countries. And our main objective is to enhance employability and internationalization.

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Gilles van Diek testimonial portret 2020

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Grote Markt met fietsen

School of Built Environment

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Team internationalization

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