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Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen

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Good varied study environment
Ruth
Netherlands, Undergraduate
Business Studies
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.0/5
Overall
I moved to the Netherlands from Ireland to study International Business at Hanze UAS in Groningen. 
I'm enrolled in the 4-year course which consists of one year abroad (in year 3 you get to study in another country for 6 months and do an internship for another 6 months).

The areas of study include external and internal factors that affect businesses; marketing, economics, accounting (financial & managerial), HR management, supply chain management (logistics), business process management, and international law (basics). 

Extra subjects that are taught almost every period are; business communication (English), intercultural competence, professional skills development, and an extra language - you can choose from Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and Chinese (study the language in year 1 & 2.)

Other misc. subjects include; decision making (economic & psychological), career training, math, statistics, research, MS Excel, and SPSS.

Teamwork, projects, and other group assignments are included in every period - so there's a lot of focus on the practical work, not just theory. 

There are many facilities available on campus or next to campus such as; library, computer rooms, study rooms, quiet space rooms, cafes, gym, football pitch, car parking, bike parking, GP, supermarket.

Most of the teachers are fluent in English so there aren't many problems with communication & understanding, but sometimes you might run into a teacher that you might misunderstand. 
Hanze UAS is always trying to improve/ change the courses offered to students but sometimes this can actually have more negative impacts on the students and lecturers such as - unorganized course layout, not understanding assignments, not understanding learning objectives, etc. 

The classes consist of mainly Dutch and German students, other nationalities make up around 10% of the classes (probably a bit less). 

Although the classes are meant to be international and everybody is supposed to talk in English, that's not always the case and students from other countries not including the Netherlands or Germany may feel that they're really not in an international environment.

But overall the university provides good quality education with modern and high-quality facilities, the lectures are educated in their field of study and try to help their students whenever they can. The university is in an interesting city which is also supposed to be one of the most international student cities in the Netherlands. For most students, I think they will enjoy their stay here.
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Pros
Varied subjects, modern facilities, support available to all students, experienced lecturers, relevant courses
Cons
Sometimes unorganized faculty, assignments can take a long time to graded by some teachers, less focus on students not from the Netherlands or Germany,
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Good varied study environment
Ruth
Netherlands, Undergraduate
Business Studies
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.0/5
Overall
I moved to the Netherlands from Ireland to study International Business at Hanze UAS in Groningen. 
I'm enrolled in the 4-year course which consists of one year abroad (in year 3 you get to study in another country for 6 months and do an internship for another 6 months).

The areas of study include external and internal factors that affect businesses; marketing, economics, accounting (financial & managerial), HR management, supply chain management (logistics), business process management, and international law (basics). 

Extra subjects that are taught almost every period are; business communication (English), intercultural competence, professional skills development, and an extra language - you can choose from Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and Chinese (study the language in year 1 & 2.)

Other misc. subjects include; decision making (economic & psychological), career training, math, statistics, research, MS Excel, and SPSS.

Teamwork, projects, and other group assignments are included in every period - so there's a lot of focus on the practical work, not just theory. 

There are many facilities available on campus or next to campus such as; library, computer rooms, study rooms, quiet space rooms, cafes, gym, football pitch, car parking, bike parking, GP, supermarket.

Most of the teachers are fluent in English so there aren't many problems with communication & understanding, but sometimes you might run into a teacher that you might misunderstand. 
Hanze UAS is always trying to improve/ change the courses offered to students but sometimes this can actually have more negative impacts on the students and lecturers such as - unorganized course layout, not understanding assignments, not understanding learning objectives, etc. 

The classes consist of mainly Dutch and German students, other nationalities make up around 10% of the classes (probably a bit less). 

Although the classes are meant to be international and everybody is supposed to talk in English, that's not always the case and students from other countries not including the Netherlands or Germany may feel that they're really not in an international environment.

But overall the university provides good quality education with modern and high-quality facilities, the lectures are educated in their field of study and try to help their students whenever they can. The university is in an interesting city which is also supposed to be one of the most international student cities in the Netherlands. For most students, I think they will enjoy their stay here.
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Pros
Varied subjects, modern facilities, support available to all students, experienced lecturers, relevant courses
Cons
Sometimes unorganized faculty, assignments can take a long time to graded by some teachers, less focus on students not from the Netherlands or Germany,
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Hanze drives me to be engaged in business matters
Ahnaf
Netherlands, Undergraduate
Marketing and Sales Management
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.0/5
Overall
What Hanze continues to teach me is how to deal/collaborate/work with other people. It's courses are designed for us to stay engaged at the task at hand while maintaining communication among fellow students. It is very challenging to the work by yourself, let alone not contributing to the task that require group work.

Every courses offered at Hanze has at least one task that needs its students to work together. Furthermore, the implementation of business simulations (e.g. business simulation programme and opening our first small business) was a valuable experience that I received from Hanze.
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Pros
Team working, team building, communicating across different cultures, business mindset.
Cons
A lot of classes during the week, hence the subjects explored can be less in-depth than ideal.
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Milou
Netherlands, Undergraduate
Marketing and Sales Management
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.0/5
Overall
As an International Business and Languages student, I mostly learn about marketing, sales and three languages: English, French and Spanish. I really like how the teachers always use their experiences of various businesses in every class and that we learn about subjects like cultural differences and can ask for help any time when needed.
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Pros
Hanzehogeschool is rated as best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
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alfbbt
Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Something more about my project here for having brought some books from my home institution in Madrid.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I would recommend for example, for Erasmus Programme Students (my case), with no classes, only with final projects, is difficult to communicate with local students because most of us do the projects alone. It's different when you assist to classes in a course. I would do more meetings or activities amoung international students and local student for one bigger integration of all of us. Also, I would ask that there were more information in english please, although I know that in my home institution the problem in that way is worse. I would promotion more travel between students through the University because you can get more discount, and it's easier to meet people. I have traveled in some of this trips but with the IBS, not with the informatics students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I think that one of the objetives of the Erasmus Programmes and International Study Courses is to know the countries and the culture of the host countries. So, It should to promotion more travel trips.
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Review of Hanzehogeschool
Hoai
Netherlands, Graduate
Business Studies
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen
4.0/5
Overall
The content of program is well-designed and very exhaustive. All the modules are involved in theoretical and practical way. 
The teachers are professional and delicate to the course. However, the communication between students and faculty staff is not efficient.
There's little support for job and career.
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Pros
Affordable fee with good grogram
Cons
The course design is not clear and confused
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