Exchange program — BioBased Innovations

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 February 2025

At HAN you learn how to develop sustainable designs. And products with a minimal carbon footprint. You use your new-found knowledge and work with the pros. To help your nation take the needed steps to a circular economy. You learn this and so much more!

Why Bio-Based Innovations?

Work in diverse teams

Work with classmates from various countries on how to replace fossil resources with biomass-based resources. And exchange knowledge with each other.

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Multidisciplinary experience

Develop solutions to real-life problems within a company. In a multidisciplinary team of classmates and company colleagues.

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Get your hands dirty – really

Learn how to dig in with both hands. Literally. And rally classmates and the business community to create a marketable bio-friendly product.

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Quick facts about Bio-Based Innovations

    160Contactaverage hours
    220Self-studyaverage hours
    460practical workaverage hours
    30ECTS creditsEuropean Credit Transfer System

Your trick to making a difference

Complete the Bio-Based Innovations exchange program at HAN and start making a difference. You learn about key aspects relevant for innovations in a bio-based economy. And how to apply your knowledge in a relevant and real way. Learn how to work with success in a multidisciplinary project team. And how to develop a bio-based innovation. From idea to research to development.


Why study in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. At the International School of Business it’s even 1 in 2 students. Why do so many international students come here? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best.

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    6525 EM Nijmegen
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