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Contributing to a sustainable world

Van Hall Larenstein states to educate professionals who contribute to a sustainable and better world. We want to do this by working with each other and our network partners enjoyably and productively.

These two ambitions have been translated into the way we organize our education, applied research, and organization. In the navigation on the left side of this page, various aspects of this organization are named and elaborated on.

The most sustainable University of Applied Science in the Netherlands

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences may call itself the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands! It is the only university of applied sciences in the Netherlands that has awarded all thirteen of its bachelor’s degree programmes three AISHE stars. AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education) is an assessment framework for sustainable development in higher education. A positive assessment of a programme receives the Sustainable Higher Education hallmark. In addition, Van Hall Larenstein achieved the ‘Recognized’ level in the CSR audit. MVO is a special sustainability standard for higher education, based on ISO26000 – the international guideline for corporate social responsibility. More information on the CSR audit can be found here. Van Hall Larenstein is the first university of applied sciences with this quality mark. So… “Welcome to the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands!