Hanze University of Applied Sciences in top 5 ‘Entrepreneurship’ worldwide

​Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen holds the fifth place worldwide in the ‘graduate companies’ subcategory: companies founded by alumni. This means that the Hanze has increased its position compared to last year, as demonstrated by the U-Multirank results of 2019. In the Netherlands, Hanze University of Applied Sciences is in first place in this subcategory. In the ‘regional joint publications’ subcategory, Hanze became ninth worldwide and third in the Netherlands. The U-Multirank compares more than 1,700 universities in 96 countries for different categories.

the video below shows the story of two young companies VAN-Jorn and Envitron, founded by Hanze students.

Entrepreneurship at Hanze

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is very proud to hold a top 5 position of the 'graduate companies' subcategory worldwide. Hanze encourages entrepreneurship in various ways. Entrepreneurship is embedded in educational programmes as well as in applied research. Students can, for example, participate in one of the nine minor programmes related to entrepreneurship or the associate degree Entrepreneurship. Next to that, we support student entrepreneurs in combining their study programme with starting their own business.

Regional impact

The Marian van Os Centre of Expertise Entrepreneurship at Hanze University of Applied Sciences actively cooperates with organisations, educational and knowledge institutions and government parties in the field of entrepreneurship. The goal is to work together on societal and business-related challenges. An important objective is to supply the region and beyond with more and better equipped entrepreneurs.

U-Multirank has been publishing rankings since 2014 with support from the European Union. The results of 2019 can be found at www.umultirank.org.

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