Monday, December 14, 2009

Masters Programmes and Research

HAN Masters Programmes
For professionals taking the next step in their career, as well as for businesses and institutions. At the HAN Masters Programmes we bring together all our innovation- and knowledge development-related activities. We create a platform for people and organizations who value ‘lifelong continuing education’.
The HAN offers a wide selection of accredited Masters Programmes for professionals looking to develop their careers. A Masters degree can deepen or broaden your level of knowledge in a particular field, and enhance your research and management skills.
Master in Control Systems Engineering (English programme)
Master in Information Systems Development (English programme)
Master in Molecular Life Sciences (English programme)
Master of Automotive Engineering (English programme)
Master of Automotive Systems (English programme)
Master of International Business (English programme)
Master of Telecommunication Management (English programme)
New: Master of Automotive Systems
The Master’s programme prepares Bachelors graduates in Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering for specific development and design positions, providing them with a good theoretical basis and teaching them practical techniques and skills.
Personal scholarships can be obtained from various organisations. See the list 'Scholarships' on the right for more information.
Continual renewal and improvement is important for the development of companies and institutions. As an academic institution, the HAN can contribute in the area of innovation. The HAN has a number of professorships in various areas of expertise. The professorships research actual problems experienced in the field and develop practical solutions together with industry.
Master Classes
The HAN organises Creative Master Classes to help drive inspiration in professionals, businesses and institutions. Internationally renowned speakers are on-hand to give readings, master classes and seminars around the topic ‘economics and creativity’.
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Bachelor's programmes

Tilburg University offers twenty Bachelor's programmes taught in Dutch. More information on these programmes and admission requirements for international students can be found here.
More and more secondary school graduates from all over the world discover that doing an undergraduate programme at Tilburg University is an excellent first step towards an international career. Currently, more that 65 nationalities are represented at our campus.
Tilburg University is eager to offer challenges to students who want to get the most out of themselves and their student days. The regular study programmes at Tilburg University certainly offer ample opportunity to do this, but for those students who feel ready to take on an extra challenge beyond their regular course of study, Tilburg University has a number of interesting possibilities.
First of all, there is the Honours Programme: a supplementary programme consisting of eight courses, four of which must be chosen by each participant to qualify for the Tilburg University Honours Certificate which is included with the Bachelor's degree.
Secondly, Tilburg University participates with the Venice International University, in a consortium of five European and five non-European universities, which together offer full semester programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences on the island of San Servolo, which affords an excellent view of St Mark's Square in Venice. Each semester Tilburg University is entitled to send a selection of up to twenty of its best students to take part in this prestigious international programme.
Although Tilburg University cherishes its most ambitious students, we realise that it is in their interests to seriously consider, continuing their studies at another internationally-oriented university elsewhere in the world after the successful completion of their Bachelor's programme. To financially facilitate our best students in doing so, Tilburg University awards a number of Excellence Scholarships each year.
For students to participate in one or more of these 'extras', performance during the course of study in the Bachelor's programme is decisive. These opportunities have been created because of our conviction that excellence is not the sole domain for 'nerds', but that striving for excellence is the raison d'être of a university. Therefore, we ask each of you to excel. Tilburg University is ready to reward your efforts!

BA Liberal Arts and Sciences Netherlands

From law in society to European language policies, from strategy and marketing to solidarity and welfare, Liberal Arts and Sciences is for those who do not want to be confined to a single discipline but prefer to study the fundamentals of a variety of disciplines and discover how these relate to each other. Students acquire a broad knowledge of the world at large (sciences, culture, and society) while at the same time developing a thorough knowledge of and familiarity with a specific area of interest. You acquire this in-depth knowledge of a particular field by choosing a Major after your first year, which is the discipline in which you specialise.
Liberal Arts and Sciences is a programme for highly talented, motivated, curious and internationally-oriented students. With your fellow-students being high-achievers like yourself, the exchange of ideas in class is intensely stimulating. You are expected to contribute your ideas and challenge the ideas of others. You will learn to master presentation skills at a professional level, to carry out research using techniques and models from a variety of academic disciplines, to write compelling papers and a high-quality thesis, and work effectively in teams – all of them skills that will prepare you adequately for your professional life.
The programme is based on the liberal education concept of the American Liberal Arts & Sciences colleges. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, along with strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and puts special emphasis on developing the student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
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Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands

Radboud University Nijmegen is situated in the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has nine faculties and enrols over 17,500 students in 107 study programmes.
Our personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.
One of the main strengths of our research is the way we forge cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.
All English Master's programmes and tracks
Radboud University Nijmegen is a university with a strong focus on research, offering a full range of Master’s programmes that last either one or two years. All Master’s programmes in English are high-quality, research-based programmes. The University also offers specialised tracks within Master's programmes.
Successful completion of a Master’s programme is awarded with a Master’s degree. All Master’s Programmes have been internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
International Master’s programmesThe University has selected 23 Master’s studies from its postgraduate programme for their excellence and international approach – we call them International Master’s programmes. These are especially suited for ambitious students from around the world.
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Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode is the only private university in the Netherlands. The university offers graduate level programs in the fields of general management, accountancy and controlling. Being highly selective, with a focus on candidates' motivation and social skills, Nyenrode Business Universiteit has created an environment in which students and faculty are all dedicated to bridging the gap between academic rigor and daily business practice.
RootsThe roots of Nyenrode date back to 1946, when captains of industry from leading Dutch corporations as KLM, Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo, supported up by the late queen's consort Prince Bernhard, took the initiative of starting an educational institute for young, talented, internationally oriented students, looking to become entrepreneurial managers. The goal was to offer them an intensive business education experience that had no equal. The for business, by business ethos guaranteed that practical relevance would flow through the veins of the institute. The founding fathers chose Nyenrode Castle, alongside the River Vecht, which was built centuries ago to take advantage of the important trade routes on and along the river. Business thinking is therefore not only in every vein, but also in every stone on the estate.
Master of Science in ManagementFor five decades, the core program of Nyenrode Business Universiteit has been the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). A three-year long program that prepared students for the international business arena and encouraged lifelong friendships. Alumni from the early years are still very involved with their Alma Mater. In 1992 however, the government halted subsidies for the BBA, and the program was subsequently discontinued. The half-century of expertise was then brought together to create the Master of Science in Management, a sixteen-month program for those with a bachelor degree, which is offered today on a full and part-time basis. The Nyenrode Business Universiteit became a graduate school, and remains such today.
International MBANyenrode offers the International MBA as one of its core programs. Founded in 1982, the year Nyenrode received official university status, the program has worked itself up the international rankings. It nowadays appeals to an international community of students, attracting candidates from over 20 countries each year and making the Nyenrode network more multicultural than ever before. In 2004, the International MBA strengthened its ties with the Kellogg School of Management, one of the leading business schools in the world. The program is also offered on a part-time basis. Next to the cooperation with Kellogg, this Executive MBA also maintains a strong relationship with the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Accountancy and ControllingIn september 2009 the School of Accountancy & Controlling, formerly a joint venture with educational partner NIVRA, was integrated into the Nyenrode Business Universiteit. The Nyenrode Business Universiteit now consists of two schools: the Business School and the School of Accountancy & Controlling. The Centers Accounting, Auditing and Control, Tax, Law and Finance are included in the School of Accountancy & Controlling.The School of Accountancy & Controlling offers academic part-time accountancy Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs, education in forensic accountancy, managerial controlling, a Master of Science in Controlling and a post-academic controllers program. Furthermore, it provides short courses (Permanent Education) to update the necessary knowledge for controllers, accountants and other financial experts.
Executive educationAn important pillar of the university is also formed by activities in the field of executive education. In addition to the activities of the different research and knowledge centers in specific areas of expertise, the Nyenrode Executive Management Development Center (EMDC) offers non-degree management programs. The three key programs, all delivered in Dutch, are the Young Management Program (for young talent that is growing towards a management role), the Foundations of Management Program (bringing the basics of management and entrepreneurship to participants with very different backgrounds) and the Advanced Management Program (for senior managers and entrepreneurs). On occasion, special programs and master classes are customized according to current themes. Furthermore, the EMDC develops tailor-made programs for a wide range of clients. These in company programs Read more about:

Master in Management Netherlands

If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in business and you have a results-driven, hands-on approach and an entrepreneurial attitude, the Nyenrode Master in Management (MSc) could be just the program for you.
In 16 months the program will prepare you to become an outstanding entrepreneurial manager in any business environment. Entrepreneurs primarily lead from their hearts and gettheir hands dirty, while managers mostly use their head. Nyenrode’s Master in Management teaches you to be an entrepreneurial manager who uses all three: head, heart andhands.
Five critical components of the Master in ManagementIn the Nyenrode program, our emphasis is on much more than merely academicschooling. Contrary to what most ‘regular’ universities seem to think, we at Nyenrode feelknowledge is simply not enough. At Nyenrode we think that a good manager isn't just someonewith knowledge of the right theory. Top level executives combine the knowledge and skillsnecessary to identify, analyze and react to the right business opportunities.
Therefore, we believe that there are five critical components for the education, training anddevelopment of our students. An intensive academic program to ensure students are familiarwith the latest business theory, a strong focus on practical skills, personal development, the Nyenrode network and an international outlook to ensure you will excel in any organizationanywhere around the globe. Based on these five components our Master in Management programwill provide you with.

Sources : Nyenrode Business Universiteit

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PhD programmes

In most countries a doctoral candidate is considered to be a student who studies. But in the Netherlands, PhD candidates are usually hired researchers who are employed by a university to complete a dissertation or thesis. This system is currently changing, so there are several ways to earn a PhD at Maastricht University. You can apply for a vacant position, apply as a non-resident doctoral candidate or apply to a PhD training programme. PhD positionsPhD positions are paid employment positions within the university, with research conducted in conjunction with a faculty, research institute or research school. Many students find PhD positions through research intensive master’s programmes at Maastricht University. Potential candidates can contact individual faculties to ask about PhD opportunities within a given programme. You must qualify for employment in the Netherlands to apply for PhD positions. The most up to date list of PhD positions currently available at Maastricht University and throughout the Netherlands is available at the Academic Transfer website.Non-residential doctoral candidatesNon-resident doctoral candidates support themselves financially while pursuing PhD studies. Potential non-resident candidates can contact the faculty at which they would like to obtain a PhD, either directly or through the Centre for Contract Research. Information about ongoing research at Maastricht University can also be found via our research institutes and schools. PhD training programmesPhD training programmes are offered through Maastricht University’s graduate schools, research institutes and research schools. These programmes also include a number of courses that PhD candidates can take both as a part of their training programmes and as optional short courses. More information is available on the website of each of the PhD training programmes.
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Graduate programmes for professionals Netherlands

Graduate programmes for professionals
In addition to standard master's programmes, Maastricht University offers a number of graduate programmes for professionals. These range from Executive MBAs to training in the health professions. Most applicants for the graduate programmes for professionals are seeking post-graduate studies or have been active in the labour market for a substantial period of time. The majority of the programmes are part-time, allowing students to maintain their career while furthering their education.Some of our programmes for professionals lead to a master’s degree. Others are short-term programmes, trainings, or courses. See our overview of programmes for a full list.
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Master's programmes Netherlands

If you choose a master’s programme at Maastricht University, everything revolves around you: our student. In Maastricht you study challenging issues in small groups. And you live in one of the friendliest and most beautiful student cities in Europe.
In today’s world, issues and problems are too complex to be understood from a narrow perspective. Because of that, we make sure that our education and research programmes are not bound by disciplinary or national frontiers. At UM, you are given the scope to develop your own talents and interests within a cooperative international framework. sources : Maastricht University
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Bachelor's programmes Netherlands

Where are you going to study? And more importantly, what are you going to study? If you choose a bachelor's programme at Maastricht University, everything revolves around you: our student. In Maastricht you study challenging issues in small groups. And you live in one of the friendliest and most beautiful student cities in Europe.Would you like to know more about our different programmes, Maastricht as a student city, or our many activities and facilities? Here you will find all the information you need. If you still have questions, you can come to one of our Open Days or simply contact us. We wish you much success with choosing your study! surces : Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) - Netherlands

Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With 13,100 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.
Challenging educationMaastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. Maastricht University makes the difference. With unique Europe-focused and international-oriented programmes. After all, UM is "Leading in Learning".Multidisciplinary researchResearchers at UM work in multidisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with international institutes, business and industry. Our high-quality researchers have attracted international attention by taking the lead in several large European research projects. However, we’re not stopping there. Maastricht University’s research portfolio continues to attract national and international top researchers. But we also believe in young talent. That’s why UM integrates research into every level of our education. European and international while maintaining ties to the regionUM can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, almost 44% of our students and 30% of our teaching staff come from abroad. Most of our programmes are taught in English and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education. That creates an international atmosphere that's attractive to Dutch as well as international students and employees.
Though Maastricht University is internationally oriented, it maintains strong ties to the region. Initiatives such as the Transnational University Limburg, as well as the activities of various departments such as UM Holding and Studium Generale testify to this solidarity.

Non-degree programmes Netherlands

Available programmes
Leiden University offers the following possibilities to study at Leiden University without earning a degree: Summer Schools The various summer schools are organised for different types of students and/or researchers. Summer Schools Study Abroad in Leiden Study Abroad in Leiden is a non-degree programme which allows Study Abroad and exchange students from universities around the world to study in Leiden for one or two semesters. Study Abroad in Leiden The Euroscholars Programme EuroScholars is a unique study abroad program for advanced students from the United States and Canada whereby students can conduct research at a high caliber institution while taking a language and culture class. The Euroscholars Programme A la carte and contract coursesThe A la carte programme offers individual courses without earning credits. For the contract courses an exam will be held at the end of the course and credit points are awarded. A la carte and contract courses Read more about:

Master's programmes Netherlands

Master's programmes
Awarded degrees
Language of instruction
Programmes and admission requirements
Awarded degrees
Leiden University offers both one and two-year master’s by coursework programmes, as well as two-year research master's. Upon succesfull completion of the programme the awarded degree is a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Science (MSc) or a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Master of Arts All master’s programmes in the arts and theology, philosophy, archaeology as well as photographic studies, cultural anthropology and politics (excluding the research master’s) give the successful candidate the degree of Master of Arts. Master of Science All master’s programmes in the sciences as well as biomedical sciences, criminology, behavioural sciences, pedagogical sciences, public administration and psychology, lead to the title of Master of Science. Master of Laws (LL.M. or " Legum Magister") Since 1st September 2005, graduates from the Master’s programmes in Law will be awarded the Master of Laws degree; such graduates are then entitled to use the title ‘LL.M.’, which stands for the Latin term Legum Magister. The degree awarded for the Master’s Programme in Criminology is that of Master of Science (MSc). Master of Laws in Advanced Legal Studies Programmes The Faculty of Law offers 4 advanced master’s programmes, entitled Master of Laws: Advanced Studies programmes. These are English-language master’s programmes which specialise in European Law, Air & Space Law, International Tax Law and Public International Law. Candidates wishing to enroll in these programmes must hold a post-graduate degree (i.e. an LL.M. or master’s) or a bachelor’s degree with work experience. The qualification awarded is a Master of Laws.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction for most programmes is English and for some Dutch. A number of Language and Culture programmes are taught in French, German, Italian and Spanish respectively. Master's taught in EnglishAs a rule, the master's programmes at Leiden University are taught in English, unless this is considered unproductive. In this case, the language of instruction is Dutch or possibly another language. However most programmes are taught in English. Master's taught in other languages The Language and Culture MA programmes in French, German, Italian and Spanish /Latin American Studies are taught in the native languages of the cultures of study, i.e. in French, German, Italian and Spanish respectively. Master's taught in Dutch There are also a number of programmes which are taught entirely in Dutch (e.g. Dutch Law, Dutch Language and Literature) or which are taught in Dutch as a second language of instruction after English.
Programmes and admission requirements
Leiden University offers over 80 master’s degree programmes that have been accredited by the Dutch -Flemish Accreditation Organisation.
Prospective students: Masters' programmes Programme Descriptions and admission requirements
Current students: e-Prospectus Course descriptions for all master's programmes .
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Bachelor's programmes Netherlands

Bachelor's programmes
Degree awarded
Language of instruction
Programmes and admission requirements
Degree awarded
The bachelor's programme takes three years to complete. After successful completion of the programme, the awarded degree is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc).
Language of instruction
At present all bachelor's programmes are (predominantly) taught in Dutch. The only programme which you can start without knowledge of the Dutch language at the start of the programme is the BA in Dutch Studies. Studying in the Netherlands for a bachelor's degree means that many lectures, laboratory work, tests and examinations and many textbooks are in Dutch. Text books may also be written in other languages, especially in English, but depending on the programme also in other Languages. Some courses, especially after the first year may also be given in English, and in the language programmes in the language that is studied. The BA Dutch StudiesAlthough the BA in Dutch Studies is primarily taught in Dutch, the programme is designed for students with no, little or an intermediate proficiency in Dutch. It is not necessary to have any knowledge of Dutch at the start of the programme, but students should be proficient in written and spoken English. The language of instruction of the MA programme in Dutch Studies is Dutch.
From September 2009, Leiden bachelor’s students can complete the electives for their particular programme, which may vary from 30 to 15 study points depending on the department, with:
one minor
electives (local, national, international)
an internship in the Netherlands or abroad A minor is a cohesive package of subjects worth 30 study points. Leiden offers 49 different minors. Most of these are accessible to all students; a few minors at the Science Faculty have admission criteria. In terms of level, minor education is primarily suitable for third-year bachelor’s students. Students who choose to do so, can always complete their electives with a minor subject; permission of the Board of Examiners is generally not required. Students can read in the Course and Examination Regulation about what is and what is not allowed and in what permission from the Board of Examiners is required. More information in English will be made available shortly.
Programmes and admission requirements
Leiden University offers more than eighty bachelor's programmes.
Prospective students: programme descriptions and admission requirements: - international students: Studying in Leiden - Dutch Students: Studeren in Leiden (in Dutch)
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Leiden University

University & City
Leiden City - a city to discover Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university of the Netherlands (1575). University buildings are scattered throughout the city and students that live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed and vivid atmosphere. Leiden is especially attractive to visit, because the city and region offer an amazing range of temptations. read more Leiden University
University Motto: Praesidium libertatis
Education and students
Guiding principles
Focusing on Talent
Collaboration with other research universities
Foundation Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden who had withstood a long siege by the Spaniards.
University motto: Praesidium LibertatisIt was the first university in the Netherlands where freedom of belief and religion was practised, as reflected by the university's motto, Praesidium Libertatis, Bastion of Liberty. It was in this atmosphere of freedom of speech that philosophers like Spinoza and Descartes were able to develop their ideas.
Several great scholars and scientists have brought fame to Leiden University. For example, the illustrious Dutch professor of medicine, botany and chemistry, Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), who was the first in Europe to emphasise the importance of the natural sciences for the study of medicine. More recently, the Spinoza Award, the most prestigious Dutch academic award, granted by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), has been presented to professors from Leiden University 9 out of 36 times.
Education and studentsIn Leiden there are approximately 17,000 students and 4,000 staff members. The University consists of 6 faculties, a School of Education (teacher training), and a Campus in The Hague. The University houses the faculties of Archaeology, Humanities, Law, Medicine/LUMC (Leiden University Medical Center), Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioural Sciences.The faculties offer a varied range of bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes. In addition, three other units offer post-academic training: the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML), the School of Education (ICLON) and Campus The Hague. The latter specialises in post-academic training in the field of law and political science for those working in the public sector, the legal sector or the corporate world.
Guiding principlesThe three guiding principles of the University are:
1. an international orientation;
2. the research-intensive character of the University;
3. maintaining the quality of education and research.
Focusing on talentCentral to these principles is the issue of talent. In the coming years, the University intends to make major contributions to society in the areas of prosperity, well-being and culture. Talent is indispensable to the realisation of that ambition. To this end, the University is committed to both recruiting and developing talent. This will involve secondary school pupils, university students, and young researchers and academics.
More: see Focusing on Talent (pdf)
Collaboration with other research universitiesAccordingly, Leiden University is aiming for an internationally recognised position as a top-ranking research-intensive university within the European Higher Education and Research Areas. Leiden University already has a top position in a great many fields, including natural sciences, life sciences (the so-called Red Biotech), medicine, arts, social and behavioural sciences, international law, astronomy and non-Western languages. With this aim of promoting fundamental research, Leiden University entered into an alliance with eleven other leading universities in Europe to form the League of European Research Universities (LERU). These universities are: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Geneva, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Karolinska Institutet, Leuven, Milan, Munich, Oxford and Strasbourg. The League has acquired six new members as of 1st January 2006. These new members are: Amsterdam University, Lund University (Sweden), University College London, University Paris-Sud 11, Utrecht University and Zurich University (Switzerland). Leiden University is one of the founders of LERU.
In addition, Leiden University has reached agreements with numerous universities worldwide for the purpose of facilitating cooperation and the exchange of students and staff.
The University positions its degree programmes in an international context and guarantees their quality and level in accordance with internationally accepted norms. Graduates are fully equipped to embark on both master's and PhD degree programmes abroad. Read more about:

Minor programmes Netherlands

Major and minor programmes at the RUG
The structure of Bachelor’s degree programmes at the RUG has changed. They now consist of two parts. The main part of the Bachelor’s degree programme will be called Major and will consist of 150 ECTS (= 2½ years). The remaining six months of the Bachelor’s programme will consist of modules that are part of a Minor. Minors are coherent educational programmes of 30 ECTS (= ½ year). They are created in such a way that in principle students can attend these programmes within one semester. The Faculty of Arts uses a somewhat different structure: besides a Major of 120 ECTS students can follow a minor of 30 ECTS at the Faculty of Arts, and next to this are able to fill up a free space of another 30 ECTS. A similar system also applies to the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. You can consult the faculty for more information.
What kind of Minors are there?
There are two kinds of Minors. Firstly, there are Interfaculty Minors, to which this website refers to. An Interfaculty Minor allows you to become acquainted with a completely different degree programme, usually at a different faculty. It resembles a General Studies Module (AVV), but it takes more time and is more intensive. While there are currently no entry requirements for Interfaculty Minors, this will change. As of 1 September 2010 a propedeuse degree (which you get after succesfully completing the first year of your study) will be a general entry requirement.

You may also decide to specialise further within your field by choosing a Faculty Minor. A Faculty Minor requires previous knowledge of the chosen discipline. Consequently, there are entry requirements. These Minor pages only concerns the Interfaculty Minors. If you want to know if your faculty offers Faculty Minors, please consult the website of your faculty. It is not yet certain how many Faculty Minors will be offered.
For who?
Almost all faculties work with the Major/Minor system as of 1 september 2009. Only the Faculty of Medical Sciences does not participate. At the Faculty of Law you have to follow a so called 'free bachelor' to be able to do a Minor. And the students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences will transfer fully to the new structure in the academic year of 2010/2011. Also there are certain studies that have a so called 'civil effect', like Medical Pedagogy ('Orthopedagogiek') and Medical Science, that can deviate from the central structure for the Minors. You can get more information on this at your own study.
Students at faculties that introduce the Major/Minor structure are, obviously, obliged to fill up the space that their Bachelor’s programme has allocated for Minors. You may take these 30 ECTS abroad within the context of internationalization and you may choose your own combination of modules. In both cases, you will need permission from the Board of Examiners of your degree programme, so remember to consult your study advisor in good time!
In principle, you take a Minor in the first semester of your third year. Because all faculties plan their Minors at this stage, it is easy for students to take a Minor at a different faculty (since there is no need to take their timetables into account). Moreover, those who take a Minor abroad can do so in this semester.
How to choose
Choosing a Minor is quite difficult. The university will provide good information in order to help students select a Minor. Students will be informed about the possibilities concerning Minors in three ways. Besides this Minor website there is a printed Minor brochure that has been spread throughout the university. You can collect this brochure at your study advisor or at the educational bureau at your faculty/study. On Friday 24 April 2009 there will be a Minor market in the Academy building ('Academiegebouw'). From 11.00 - 13.00 you can meet the people who are responsible for all the different Minors and ask them all of your questions. The faculty is responsible for providing information on the Faculty Minors (see link). It is not yet certain how many Faculty Minors will be offered.
Once you have made a choice, you will have to register for a Minor using Progress. The registration period will start on 24 April 2009, the day of the Minor Market, and is open untill 15 June 2009. Sometimes you can register after that date - but before 1 September 2009 - if there is space left and the Minor will indeed take place. In this case please contact the minorcoördinator of the specific minor.
If a lot of students want to follow a particular Minor it may be possible that the university will use a selection procedure. Students that are not selected to follow this Minor will hear this before 1 July 2009. These students will get the opportunity to register for another Minor until 15 July 2009.
Wrong choice? If you have made the wrong choice and you discover this within three weeks, you can begin another Minor in the same semester, provided that you arrange this quickly (by contacting the co-ordinator of the new Minor). If you discover later in the semester that you have made the wrong choice, you will have to wait until the next academic year.
Minor and AVV
In September 2008, the first Minor students will be studying at the RUG, but Minor programmes will not be available or compulsory in all faculties by then. Other faculties will follow suit in the next year. For several years at least, some faculties will require their students to take a General Studies Module (AVV). For that reason, the General Studies Modules will continue to be offered for at least another three years (until 1 September 2010), but will gradually be replaced by Minor modules.
Not a RuG-student? The RuG-Minors are meant for RuG-students. They are also open to students of sifferent research universities - please contact the Central Service Desk, tel. 050 363 8004. The Minor programmes are not meant for students at professional universities (HBO). They only have acces if they are in the possession of a HBO Bachelor's degree.
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Teacher Education Netherlands

The University Centre for Learning and Teaching services the Educational Master’s degree programmes for the University of Groningen. Here university graduates in subject related courses can obtain their additional teacher’s licence. This website contains information about the educational programmes.
Educational Master
The Educational Master’s degree programmes of the University of Groningen prepare students to become fully qualified teachers in schools for secondary education. The main field of activity of fully qualified teachers is upper secondary education at the level of pre-higher education. To enter an Educational Master’s degree programme, students must have obtained a Research University’s Bachelor’s degree in the subject they wish to teach.
These Educational Master’s degree programmes are only available in Dutch. Please visit our pages for (prosepective) International students
Educational Master: Jomite
Starting from academic year 2010/2011 the University Centre for Learning and Teaching also offers students the possibility to participate in an international master programme that is offered together with eight European partner universities. Students within this program will do 30 ECTS at their home university and 30 ECTS at partner universities in two different countries. Foreign students from these partner universities can do part of their teacher education in Groningen. For Dutch students, the European Educational Master programme leads to obtaining a fully Dutch qualified teacher’s degree for secondary education, in the field the student is educated in at Research University level.
Information for prospective international students
Educational Minor
From academic year 2009/2010 the University Centre for Learning and Teaching also services Educational Minor programmes. The Educational Minor is a six months training that, combined with a bachelor’s degree in a subject, leads to obtaining a teacher’s licence for lower secondary professional education and the first three years of secondary school at the level of pre-higher education.

Graduate Schools Netherlands

For almost four centuries the University of Groningen has prepared men and women for careers across many disciplines. Both teaching and research have always been at the heart of the exceptional breadth of the university’s degree programmes. This union of teaching and research was recently embodied in Graduate Schools in the fields of Business and Economics, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Sciences and Technology. These bring together distinguished staff members and talented students who share a common interest.

With the formation of graduate schools the University of Groningen aims to ease the transition between the Master’s and PhD level, deliver graduates with strong research skills to follow professional careers, and create a supporting environment with scholars excelling in a specified field of expertise. In this approach the University of Groningen does not distinguish between graduate or professional schools: research in its scientific and academic application and translation into career opportunities are combined objectives. Graduate Schools offer exceptional services, activities and events that enhance graduate study. An important facet is the interaction between graduate schools, research institutes and faculties, ensuring an interdisciplinary approach and profiting from a wide range of (external) networks.
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University of Groningen Honours College - Netherlands

Start Honours College
The Honours College of the University of Groningen will start in September 2009 and is intended for bachelorstudents who start their studies in September 2009.
Aim of the Honours College
The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities. The main aim of the Honours programmes at the University of Groningen is to develop talent and initiative.
The College will teach students:
to master their discipline and exercise it at a higher level
to develop a wide view and look beyond the boundaries of their discipline
to play a prominent role within and outside their own discipline and make a significant contribution to society.
The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular bachelor programme
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University of Groningen Netherlands

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. The University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as one of the leading research universities in Europe. It has a large international network and an excellent reputation for academic teaching with a modern, student-oriented approach. We offer degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in virtually every field, many of them completely taught in English. Located in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen is an ideal, safe student city with a flourishing student life and many social and cultural activities. International students have rated the University of Groningen as the most welcoming university in the Netherlands.

School of Industrial Engineering

Education at the School of Industrial Engineering
The School of Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology offers two bachelor programs (Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Industrial Engineering and Management Science for Healthcare), two master programs (Innovation Management and Operations Management and Logistics), and is involved in several other education programs. Besides, staff members perform strategical-technological research that is of importance to industrial and other applications.
This concerns repairing and maintaining technical production chains for products or services; within companies and other organizations, but also within networks of organizations. Next to production and distribution, other aspects also play a role, such as design and innovation, purchasing, storage, sales, maintenance, service, marketing, performance management and communication.
The teaching and research at the School of Industrial Engineering is performed by four capacity groups: (1) HPM: Human Performance Management, (2) IS: Information Systems, (3) OPAC: Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control en (4) ITEM: Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Read more about:

Mechanical Engineering course Netherlands

Welcome to the education site of the department of Mechanical Engineering.
The educational goal of the department of Mechanical Engineering is to educate students to an academic level of bachelor or master of science in such a way that they are able to contribute both in industry as in technical sciences to the research, design and development of products, processes and systems from an innovative point of view.
On the left you will find a menu where:'Programs' will direct you to information about all different programs at this faculty such as mechanical engineering or systems & control.'Extracurricular' will direct you to information about different student associations and activities at the department in which students can participate.'Facilities' gives an overview of study locations and other resources which are available to students.'A-Z Masters' will direct you to a list with keywords of information which is commonly used or asked for. Read more about:

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Courses - Netherlands

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (Scheikundige Technologie; ST) of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven provides education and carries out research in the fields of chemistry, materials sciences and process technology. The engineer of the future must be able to get acquainted quickly with new areas of the field that will be subject to change faster than before. This requires a programme that not only provides students with a sound scientific and practical foundation, but also gives insight into the social context in which the work is carried out. The programme, which during a recent external assessment of education has been judged one of the best in the Netherlands, is international in scope and follows the newest developments with respect to the Bachelor and Master structure.
The Department in Chemiical Engineering and Chemistry aims to create an academic atmosphere in which its students feel comfortable and can develop themselves in every aspect. It hopes that most of them will later look back on their time spent here as some of the best years of their lives.
The Bachelor and Master Programs
The general objective of the programs leading to BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering is:
To educate a chemical engineer who has a broad knowledge with sufficient depth. On completion of the programme, the engineer will have mastered and be able to apply the fundamentals of chemical engineering. He or she will be able to come with technical solutions for problems that have arisen, in the process of which he or she will always take into account the economical and social aspects involved. In the course of his or her study, he or she has had ample opportunity to get acquainted with the ethical aspects of science and technology.
The chemical engineer is suited for work in three sectors of industry:
In the sector related to his or her field of study (chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science), both in industry and in government institutions;
In a post-masters program: a four-year PhD study, a two-year design programme, or a university program for a grade-one teaching qualification;
In a sector unrelated to his or her field of study, for instance in the commercial or policy-making sectors.
The department considers it of high importance that the education is embedded in the research that is carried out in the department. Thus, the desired depth and innovation are brought about that befit an academic education. Analogous to the research projects, the units of study can be ranged under three headings: Molecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Process Engineering, which will be supported by units of study from the fields of Mathematics, Applied Physics, and Technology Management. The department not only has high demands on the contents of the programme, but also on educational matters. We therefore have an intensive system of quality control, ranging from polls of the students to didactical courses for the lecturers. Within this system of quality control, the students play an important role. Through their delegates in the Curriculum Committee and the Quality Control Committee, all students at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry can give their view on the program. Read more about:

Industrial Design course - Netherlands

The Industrial Design department is organised along the lines of a simulated professional design environment. It is based on an innovative model of competence-based learning. Students, or 'junior employees' as we call them, work in units. As such, each unit has a unit leader, a team of consulting experts from the university and from outside business partners, and a number of junior employees. Units also have their own physical location at the department. In this way, students work with and get to know their future colleagues in the field in an informal setting from day one. Outside consulting experts are part of every 'business unit'. We have been very successful in hiring some of the top people to take part in training future industrial designers.
Each student develops a portfolio detailing this kind of experience during the course of his or her studies. Individual assignments are also included in this portfolio. Sixty per cent of a student's time is spent on joint unit projects. The rest of their time is spent on individual assignments, in which students acquire specific basic knowledge and skills, such as modelling and programming. The Bachelor's course consists of basic training and subsequent specialisation in different areas, such as Product Design and Embedded Systems Design. During the Master's programme, in the fourth year, students work as trainees for outside businesses or organisations for at least three months. A traineeship may last up to one year. Students are encouraged to spend at least part of their time as a trainee abroad. In the fifth year they work on an integrative final project based on their previous specialisation.
Competency learning systemThe way this course of study is organised is inspired by an education model known as competency learning. The system focuses on complex behaviour and gives equal weight to knowledge, skills and attitudes. Acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes is part of every 'job' a student is given. He or she starts developing as a professional designer from day one. Competency learning requires a powerful working and learning environment. A place where self-tutoring is possible, which responds flexibly to each individual and which recognises the importance of collaborative learning within a realistic context.
One of the reasons competency learning is greatly suited to industrial design is that design has always been a profession which is learned and performed by practical application, not exclusively through the acquisition of theoretical skills. This stems both from the nature of the skills involved (e.g. drawing, 3D modelling, presenting) and from the fact that certain types of knowledge are hard to formalise (e.g. aesthetics, product semantics, product values, creativity).

Biomedical Engineering (BME) - Netherlands

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) offers three educational programs:
Undergraduate program (Bachelor, BSc) in Biomedical Engineering - all lectures are in Dutch
Graduate program (Master, MSc) in Biomedical Engineering
Graduate program (Master, MSc) in Medical Engineering
Various departments of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) and Universiteit Maastricht (UM) contribute in the education of (bio)medical engineers: Applied Physics (TU/e), Chemical Engineering & Chemistry (TU/e), Electrical Engineering (TU/e), Mechanical Engineering (TU/e), Mathematics & Computing Science (TU/e), Medicine (UM) and Health Sciences (UM).

Transportation and Planning - Netherlands

In densely populated countries such as the Netherlands hundreds of kilometres of traffic gridlock, air pollution, traffic accidents and delayed public transportation are all part of the daily fare. The MSc track Transport & Planning trains people to play a central role in resolving such problems. T&P engineers, for example, work on clever ideas to manage traffic flows and prevent congestion, they develop public transport systems or develop infrastructural plans. A characteristic of the topics on which they work is that these are often in the news and are high on the political agenda.
Available Courses
Transportation (EN)
The objective is to get insight and practice in the design and use of mathematical models for the estimation of transport demand in the framework of major strategic transportation planning. The course consists of a number of lectures and several exercises in OmniTRANS.

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BioMedical Engineering - Netherlands

The two-year MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering at TU Delft is based on a long history of training and research within three collaborating faculties: Applied Sciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering.
BME know-how in these has led to a broad BME programme. Clinically driven research is also a central theme in the programme. There is close collaboration with clinical partners at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam (Erasmus MC), and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC). These clinical partners participate in teaching in the first year and the tutoring of MSc projects in the second year.
The goal of the Master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering is to train skilled academic engineers with specialist medical and biological knowledge. They must be able to understand and use medical theory, track the literature, and develop conceptual models from a technical perspective. They must be able to collaborate with physicians, researchers and other health-care professionals to identify, define and analyse biomedical problems. They use biomedical engineering principles and techniques to contribute; to design and produce sound solutions; and to present them clearly.
Many recent innovative advances in biomedical engineering have been thanks to competent engineers and physicians collaborating effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Available Biomedical Engineering Courses
Bio Mechatronics (EN)
Biomedical Engineering Design (EN)
System Identification and Parameter Estimation (EN)
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The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology studies new physics and exploits novel principles in nanostructured devices with a new functionality. The nanostructures vary from superconductors to biopolymers and are obtained from nature or fabricated with bottom-up methods (starting with atoms or molecules) or top-down techniques (such as electron-beam lithography).
The Institute consists of several research groups and a nanofabrication cleanroom facility. With a staff of 16 professors and over 90 PhD students and postdocs.
Besides participating in the Applied Physics MSc programme the department also participates in the MSc programme in NanoScience together with Leiden University and in the ErasmusMundus MSc programme in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology together with Leiden University, KU Leuven (Belgium), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and TU Dresden (Germany).
Available NanoScience Courses
Advanced Statistical Mechanics (EN)
Ensemble theory; noninteracting classical and quantum systems; cluster expansion for interacting systems, many body quantum mechanics, phase transitions, scaling, renormalisation; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; Boltzmann transport equation
Mesoscopic Physics (EN)
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
Advanced solid state physics (EN)
This course is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.
Quantum Information Processing (EN)
Quantum Information Processing aims at harnessing quantum physics to conceive and build devices that could dramatically exceed the capabilities of today's "classical" computation and communciation systems. In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts of this rapidly developing field.
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Offshore Engineering - Netherlands

Since 1926 Dredging Engineering and since 1975 Offshore Engineering courses are given at the Delft University of Technology. In 2004 these two specialisations merged and formed the new MSc programme Offshore Engineering, a two-year curriculum leading to the MSc degree in Offshore Engineering. The programme consists of four specialisations: Fixed (Bottom Founded) Structures, Floating Structures, Subsea Engineering and Dredging Engineering. Students with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering can enrol in this programme. Students with a different background should first consult the staff of Offshore Engineering to explore the possibilities.Offshore Engineering is multidisciplinary and is a cooperation between Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology.
Offshore & Dredging Engineers make structures such as fixed and floating platforms for the oil and gas industry. They also design undersea pipelines and other underwater equipment for this sector. An important feature is the design of dredging equipment for land reclamation, maintenance and the recovery of embedded minerals in deep-sea locations. Another application of offshore engineering is the design of offshore wind farms. Offshore & Dredging Engineers are the people who design facilities for the 70% of the earth's surface area that is not land.
The offshore & dredging industry is a relatively young, international industry, which has expanded globally in the last fifty years. Almost all new offshore & dredging engineers work in the private sector. The offshore & dredging industry's relative 'youth' means that problems often arise that have never been encountered before. This means that offshore & dredging workers (and students of offshore & dredging engineering) must possess a great deal of ingenuity and demonstrate initiative in addressing and resolving problems.
Available Offshore Engineering Courses
Offshore Hydromechanics (EN)
Offshore Hydromechanics is built up from four related modules: 1. Basic principles: Hydrostatics, constant flow phenomena and waves, 2. Floating Structures 1: Wave forces & motions, 3. Floating Structures II: wave forces & motions, nonlinear problems, applications, 4. Slender Cylinder Hydrodynamics and Sea Bed Morphology.
Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport (EN)
After a short overview of dredging as a whole, this course concentrates on principles of pipeline transport of slurries and on the design of a transportation system comprised of pipelines and slurry pumps.
Dredging Processes (EN)
The course focuses on 3 main dredging processes: the cutting of sand, clay and rock; the sedimentation process in hopper dredges; and the breaching process.
Design of Dredging Equipment (EN)
Dredging equipment, mechanical dredgers, hydraulic dredgers, boundary conditions, design criteria, instrumentation and automation.
Offshore Wind Farm Design (EN)
This course makes students familiar with the design of offshore wind farms in general and focusses on the foundation design in particular. The course is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future.
Offshore Moorings (EN)
The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system. Read more about:

TU Delft OpenCourseWare (OCW) - Netherlands

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft University of Technology is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands.
TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality.
TU Delft OpenCourseWare
does not require any registration
is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
does not provide access to TU Delft faculties.
Current MSc programs with courses in Delft OpenCourseWare are:
Offshore Engineering
BioMedical Engineering
Sustainable Development
Transportation and Planning
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Master of Science - Netherlands

Master of Science
Master programmes
TU Delft offers some 40 English-language MSc programmes. The programme duration is two years. The first year comprises theoretical study, assignments and laboratory work. The second year is largely devoted to thesis work, which involves participating in one of the university's advanced research or design projects or taking an internship or research assignment within a company.
Problem-oriented, creative, innovative, learning by doing. Our objective is to produce graduates who are critical independent thinkers so they later become engineers capable of independently solving problems. The curriculum focuses to a great extent on analysis and problem-solving in groups, and the writing of papers. During your study, guidance and assistance will be available at all times.
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Onderwijs voor bedrijven - Netherlands

Naast de reguliere opleidingen biedt de Vrije Universiteit ook opleidingen en cursussen die speciaal zijn toegespitst op de professionele praktijk. Dit is vooral voor bedrijven interessant! Postgraduate School of EconomicsVU Law AcademyMeer Postgraduate onderwijs
Informatie en/of brochures over onderwijs aan de VU zijn verkrijgbaar bij de faculteit of het instituut waar dat onderwijs verzorgd wordt. Kijk daarom eerst op de website van die faculteit of dat instituut. Overzicht van de FaculteitenOverzicht van de Instituten Heeft u toch nog vragen, stuur dan een e-mail naar Onderwijscommunicatie. E-mail Onderwijscommunicatie