Exchange program — Biotechnology

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The program starts 1 September 2024

Imagine getting in on the ground floor of a new biotechnology company. As a future lab technician, you need to know not only molecular biology. But also upstream processing and downstream processing. You learn all that and more in this program.

Why Biotechnology?

Gain valuable insights

Understand how to utilize molecular biological and bioinformatics techniques. Learn how to express systems (vectors) and transform organisms.

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Hands-on training in a state-of-the-art laboratory

You use the latest lab equipment to research proteins and metabolites. Perform analytical chemistry techniques. And more.

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Carry out research together with the pros

Plan and carry out research. Together with professional biotechnology scientists.

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Quick facts about the Biotechnology

    20 Hours on assignmentsaverage per week
    10 Hours of practical workaverage per week
    10 Hours of classes and workshopsaverage per week
    10 Nationalitiesaverage each semester
    30ECTS creditsEuropean Credit Transfer System

How you go on to make a difference

Biotechnology covers all 3 sections of this new and exciting field. Molecular biology. Upstream processing. And downstream processing. All these techniques and technologies are at your fingertips in HAN’s innovative laboratory. And through your experienced lecturers. Because you learn all 3 sections, you are skilled and more easily employable in a biotechnology company. Go for it! 

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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 Nijmegen

The lovely university town of Nijmegen has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and bicycle trails. 

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    Laan van Scheut 2
    6525 EM Nijmegen
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Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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What topics do you learn about? Which learning methods are used? And how are you assessed? 

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