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Smart Healthy Environments

Learn how to influence an organization’s behavior. Understand a company’s finance and control. And when international distribution and external logistics come into play. You also learn about control and information systems. Manufacturing processes and ERP. International entrepreneurship. And more!

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The program in a nutshell

Your classes and workshops take place Monday through Friday. Here you learn theory. Work with your classmates on projects and assignments. You also go on site visits. And meet weekly with your supervisors. To discuss your progress. Ask questions. Gain perspective.

You work in a small group on a final assignment. In the Architecture in Health studio. You and your group meet with experts in engineering, healthcare and (facility) management. ICT and (care) technology. And put together your presentation: the design and construction of a smart, healthy living environment for people in need of care. 

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Program details

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Smart Healthy Environments exchange program you can:

  • design and conduct research in an architectural context
  • perform research to develop innovative, effective solutions and strategies
  • gain specific knowledge needed to do research in the field
  • understand the relevance of operating from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • grasp the principles of user-oriented problem solving
  • research, analyze and translate your research findings into a clear report  
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You strengthen these competence areas during the program:

  • Knowledge development
  • Cross collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Smart solution proposal
  • Research 
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Students as partners

Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.


International Introduction

The HAN International Introduction gives you a great start at HAN. Students and staff organize these days especially for new international students. That means you! You get loads of useful info and practical tips about studying and living in Arnhem. What’s more, you have great fun and meet lots of other students. The program is a must for all new international students. And it’s free of charge!

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What about credits and grading?

At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.

One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.

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What are the admission requirements? And how do I apply?

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