The Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is the first university of applied sciences to take part in the national talent-focused Sirius programme. The programme encourages and facilitates the development and implementation of excellence programmes: honours programmes, selective minors, selective specialisations and individual learning routes.
Excellent student stories
- Students Excellence programme Engineering win Energy battle
Gert Jan Lankhorst, CEO GasTerra and Chairman of the jury, commented as follows: “The jury was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the eight final presentations. It was very good to notice that the presentations had improved compared to the preliminary rounds". More information >>
- Talent Award for student Prince Claus Conservatoire
Trumpet player Saleem Khan (age 20) won the annual Talent Award 2009 awarded by the VNO-NCW, Northern employer’s organisation. This new prize is awarded to dance and music talents in the Northern part of the Netherlands. Khan, a third year student of the Prince Claus Conservatoire of Hanze UAS, recieved a trophy and a scholarship worth € 2500. He won the Princess Christina contest in 2006 and has gained experience as working as a soloist in various great orchestras.
- Students of the School of Nursing win Hanze Innovation Award
From 200 to 900 eye operations a year: Alies Nieborg and Gauke Kooistra, students of the School of Nursing have won the Hanze Innovation Award 2009, a monetary prize of 3000 Euros.
In the course of their internship in Tanzania Nienborg and Kooistra contributed to the professionalization of eye operations in the ophthalmic clinic of the Kabanga hospital. Observations showed that, technically speaking, the operations were performed well. However, the nursing-, pre- and post-operative care offered was of poor quality. Due to this, patients recovered more slowly and to a lesser degree. Gauke and Alies have made suggestions to realise a new organisational structure, renewed protocols and job descriptions. These products turned out to be so innovative for doctors and nurses after the introduction that the number of eye operations was increased from 200 a year to approximately 900 operations a year.
- Students of Hanze UAS help make Groningen the first Fair Trade municipality
As part of the Da Vinci Minor, and as part of an assignment from the Groningen Centre for International Cooperation (COS Groningen) students help make Groningen the first Fair Trade municipality. Together with Annemarie Souer, a fourth year student of the Human Resource Management programme, Ywe van der Pol and Kasper Mandersloot, both fourth-year students of Human Technology, stick 130 stickers on the entrance doors of companies and organisations in Groningen that sell Fair Trade products and services. With this initiative, they made Groningen the first Fair Trade municipality of the Netherlands.