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Shaping Society is working on spatial developments. Innovate to keep cities and places accessible for everybody. Design attractive, safe and liveable places. Tackle logistic challenges caused by modern trends and developments. Browse through the stories, facts, study info or visit the NHTV or Way of Work websites, linked below:

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Student blog: participating in Y4PT global transport hackathon - Dubai
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Student blog: participating in Y4PT global transport hackathon - Dubai

As one of the winners of the Breda Transport Hackathon 2018 Nelly Blaise was chosen by his group to participate in the Y4PT Transport Hackathon in Dubai. In this blog Nelly looks back on his experience in Dubai and the challenges of competing in a Global hackathon!

NHTV helps refugee camp in Greece with logistic knowledge
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NHTV helps refugee camp in Greece with logistic knowledge

Four international students of the logistics programme at NHTV Breda have visited the refugee camp Nea Kavala in northern Greece in the first week of April, to help with the logistical processes. In the camp, the students offers assistance in the storage and processes that come to the distribution of second-hand clothing among the residents of the refugee camp.

Breda Hackathon 2018 aftermovie
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Breda Hackathon 2018 aftermovie

15 students, 5 study programmes, 1 Breda Hackathon; young professionals combined their knowledge from Built Environment, Logistics, Gaming, Tourism and Leisure in mixed teams. Two days were full of work including brainstorming, pitches to the coaches, work on their business cases and explanations of ideas.

Looking for a job or internship in Built Environment?
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Looking for a job or internship in Built Environment?

The Urban Future (NHTV Business) provides innovative solutions for smart cities and buildings. With our solutions we improve mobility, liveability, safety and sustainability of urban environments. Interested? Let us know and we will scan for meaningful opportunities with you!

Retrofitting the sprawled city: Calgary
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Retrofitting the sprawled city: Calgary

4th year students from the minor 'retrofitting the sprawled city' went to Calgary. The focus was on the neighborhoods of Inglewood & Ramsay and Haysboro & Acadia and they used their expertise of Built Environment programme to come up with master plans.

Breda Hackathon 2018 brings academies of NHTV together!
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Breda Hackathon 2018 brings academies of NHTV together!

Last weekend, the first Breda Hackathon with students from different NHTV academies was held. The aim of the Hackathon was to create community sense, connect students from different academies and enhance professional team work in a meaningful way. For two days students from different backgrounds, nationalities and specialties were mixed in five teams to work on topics regarding solutions that can change the world for the better.

Looking for an innovative job or internship in Logistics?
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Looking for an innovative job or internship in Logistics?

Logistic Workx (NHTV Business) delivers innovative solutions for warehousing and logistics. We are always looking for students that support us in projects, research and events. Interested?

Student International Spatial Development in Bahrain
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Student International Spatial Development in Bahrain

As International Spatial Development students, we are interested and fascinated in all urban development’s outside of the Netherlands. Because one of our classmates is originally from Bahrain, born and raised in the Middle-East, we ought to find out what the lifestyle is in this beautiful part of the world.

NHTV signs cooperation agreement with Vereniging Deltametropool
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NHTV signs cooperation agreement with Vereniging Deltametropool

NHTV, through the academy directors of Tourism and Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility, concluded a cooperation agreement with Vereniging Deltametropool this week.

Flexible and intuitive design solutions for Moscow' peak and crowdy moments!
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Flexible and intuitive design solutions for Moscow' peak and crowdy moments!

For us, second year students of the course International Spatial Development, Marija Satibaldijeva and Thomas Oorschot, NHTV has brought a great opportunity to take part in the Global Transport Hackathon in the metropolitan city Moscow organized by Y4PT (Youth For Public Transport) and Moscow Metro.

The effects of climate change in York
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The effects of climate change in York

In order to get a proper understanding of the problems that a location faces, it is important to visit that location. That is why second-year class International Spatial Development travelled to York.

Students International Spatial Development in Moscow for Hackathon
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Students International Spatial Development in Moscow for Hackathon

Second year International Spatial Development students, Thomas Oorschot and Marija Satibaldijeva, are in Moscow! Together with lecturer Geert de Leeuw they visit the first Y4PT International Transport Hackathon Moscow 2017!

NHTV signs cooperation agreement with Rijkswaterstaat
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NHTV signs cooperation agreement with Rijkswaterstaat

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is going to closely collaborate with the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility of NHTV Breda. In the coming three years, the Ministry and NHTV Breda will cooperate in knowledge exchange and knowledge development concerning topical issues in the field of traffic and sustainable mobility. To this end, the two partners have signed an agreement today.

Professorship Urban Intelligence finalist in World Smart City Award 2017
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Professorship Urban Intelligence finalist in World Smart City Award 2017

The professorship Urban Intelligence was nominated as finalist in the World Smart City Award 2017 in Barcelona for the most innovative (cycling) mobility idea.

NHTV students at the National Cycling conference 2017
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NHTV students at the National Cycling conference 2017

Four Built Environment students and one ISD student who partly take their internship at NHTV, have visited the National Cycling conference (Nationaal Fietscongers). The sixth edition of the National Cycling conference took place on the 21th of September in Tilburg. More than 300 professionals have visited the conference.

Charline Dielen about the customer journey of Online Ojek
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Charline Dielen about the customer journey of Online Ojek

Charline Dielen, conducted her graduation internship at The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in Jakarta from February until June 2017. Her research gives a unique insight into the user profile of online ojek, a trending on-demand and application-based service enabling passengers to cover trips by travelling on the back of a motorcycle.

Minor Entrepreneurship: challenging business cases & your own business
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Minor Entrepreneurship: challenging business cases & your own business

In September, over 60 students have started in the Minor Resilient Entrepreneurship at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. In this minor it's about real life business cases, what it means to be an entrepreneur and turning a concept into business.

Launch of the 2nd edition of the Minor in Modern Supply Chain with Samsung
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Launch of the 2nd edition of the Minor in Modern Supply Chain with Samsung

Due to the big success of the first edition, the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics & Mobility is going to launch a new Minor in the Modern Supply Chain with Samsung SDS Europe Logistics. This Minor was launched during a fun event on 4 September.

First-year students of International Spatial Development steal the show at ECOMM
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First-year students of International Spatial Development steal the show at ECOMM

Sixteen first-year students of International Spatial Development (Built Environment) put up a fantastic performance and made an excellent contribution at the ECOMM congress (annual EU congress on mobility management).

Student blog: Fresh Brains Kassel
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Student blog: Fresh Brains Kassel

How to get a cycling culture into a starting cycling city in Germany? That was the question the German Ministry of Transport asked to NHTV's professorship Mobility Management. Fresh First Years Brains went to Germany, together with professor Ineke Spapé, to advice the German City of Kassel on how to improve cycling. Marija, Viesturs, Adrian and Wanja worked during 5 days (till late at night, voluntarely), together with 4 German students. Results? 3 Very Special Ideas for Projects.....

Student blog: Fresh Brains in Kassel
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Student blog: Fresh Brains in Kassel

How to get a cycling culture into a starting cycling city in Germany? That was the question the German Ministry of Transport asked to NHTV's professorship Mobility Management. Fresh First Years Brains went to Germany, together with professor Ineke Spapé, to advice the German City of Kassel on how to improve cycling. Marija, Viesturs, Adrian and Wanja worked during 5 days (till late at night, voluntarely), together with 4 German students. Results? 3 Very Special Ideas for Projects.....

Leave your traces for better traffic in Breda
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Leave your traces for better traffic in Breda

The municipality of Breda is holding ‘research weeks’ between the 10th of April to the 21st of April to investigate traffic behavior in the city. With the campaign ‘Leave your traces for Breda’ and the Positive Drive app, the municipality is going to track anonymous traffic patterns of participants to be able to better plan the public space in Breda. Breda wants the students to participate in these research weeks.

✰ NHTV Festival Week: time to party! ✰
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✰ NHTV Festival Week: time to party! ✰

This year NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Therefore, we will organise an NHTV Festival Week from 8 to 13 May 2017. On 11 may a student party will take place and on 12 May the Alumni Festival! We would like to invite all NHTV students and Alumni. Register using the link in the agenda of this website and follow the Facebook Group for all updates!

International Spatial Developers exploring Barcelona
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International Spatial Developers exploring Barcelona

Second year students of the International Spatial Development programme visited Europe’s leading smart-city: Barcelona.The study trip gaining an unique insight into the transformation of cities in the 21st century.

International Spatial Development:Thinking About Cities, transformation & re-use
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International Spatial Development:Thinking About Cities, transformation & re-use

Participating in real challenges, traveling to places, seeing different cities and cultures. It’s a healthy mixture between being taught and learning things by yourself, since a lot of knowledge is gained by thinking about the problems and questions asked. Daniëlle, Simon and Koen from the ISD course share their findings of the excursion to Neuss about the topic 'transformation & reuse'

NHTV & Samsung case: minor supply chain
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NHTV & Samsung case: minor supply chain

The new minor ‘Supply Chain’ started on the 6th of September at the Academy for Built Environment & Logistics (SLM). In close collaboration with Samsung SDS Europe Logistics 70 students will work on a Samsung case as a consultant researching the opportunities of a new supply chain for the Consumer Electronics department of Samsung. ShapingSociety made an impression video of the start of the minor!

Looking back at Logistics Innovation Market November 2016
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Looking back at Logistics Innovation Market November 2016

On November 3rd 2016 logistics students from the minor programme The Modern Supply Chain organized and participated in our annual Logistics Innovation Market at the G-building. During this afternoon 18 student groups presented their logistics innovations to each other, employees of the SLM Academy, and external visitors. Discover the winning innovation!

Two weeks in Calgary - 'Retrofitting the Sprawled City’
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Two weeks in Calgary - 'Retrofitting the Sprawled City’

During the summer break, we (Thomas Coolen and Mike Schroten) were offered the opportunity to go to Calgary in Western Canada, to do some preliminary research for our fourth year minor program. This program – called ‘Retrofitting the Sprawled City’ is directed towards reducing the negative effects of urban sprawl. Read our experiences!

Alumni Logistics nominated
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Alumni Logistics nominated

At the exhibition Logistiek & ICT 2016 5 nominees for ‘Logistiek Talent van Jaar 2016’ have been presented. Two nominees are alumni of the Academy for Urban Development Logistics & Mobility/ NHTV University of Applied Sciences: Fleur Straathof and Ardo Groeneveld. They shortly introduce themselves and explain why they are nominated

From South Africa to Breda, go for it!
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From South Africa to Breda, go for it!

This study year 19 South African students started the study Logistics with a scholarship from Ekurhuline Metropole Municipality at Academy for Urban Development Logistics Mobility. One of the students, Bokang Lemaoana tells about the first weeks of their new lives in Breda in the blog "In Absence our Hearts are Growing Fonder: A Note to the City of Ekurhuleni and its Residents"

Meet the Dutch Cycling Professor
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Meet the Dutch Cycling Professor

NHTV developed the first real Virtual Reality Cycling Simulator. We think this could be a breakthrough in cycling reserach. We asked the Dutch Cycling Professor to reflect on Dutch cycling, Cycling research and his thoughts on applying our new research instrument.

The CHIPS challenges; receive a month of free CHIPS!
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The CHIPS challenges; receive a month of free CHIPS!

Participate in the biggest Built Environment research on cycling ever and receive one month of free CHIPS! NHTV challenges its' students Built Environment (BE) and International Spatial Development (ISD) to stimulate the development of their research skills by applied scientific research on current cycle highway issues.

FreshBrains Wuppertal - Boost Cycling
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FreshBrains Wuppertal - Boost Cycling

Why are so many cyclists driving a car in German cities? Because it is often a better alternative! NHTV cooperates with the University of Wuppertal on cycling improvement plans for 4 German cities. Two students from the ISD programme, Sietse Touker and Lisette Kompagne, have developed a brochure with actions to stimulate cycling in Wuppertal. Quite a challenge, as currently modal split for cycling is less than 3%. See attached results brochure.

SLM students winners at the NHTV Entrepreneurship Awards
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SLM students winners at the NHTV Entrepreneurship Awards

On Thursday May 26th the 3rd edition of the NHTV Entrepreneurship Awards contest took place. In three categories entrepreneurial students could win prices: The best start-up for a company which earns already money, the best idea for the most promising and viable business idea and the audience’ favorite. In the categories the best idea and the audie

Dutch Hyperloop Challenge 2016!
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Dutch Hyperloop Challenge 2016!

A Hyperloop is an exciting new idea for transporting goods and people at airline speeds. The race to solve the engineering challenges and to demonstrate its potential is running at breakneck speed. And the Dutch are already playing their part, as shown in the design contest for the Hyperloop Pod. Many technological options are available: just for goods, or for mixed goods and people, built above the ground, (partly) underground or even under water.The Dutch Hyperloop Challenge calls for ideas and concepts that focus on the application, on societal impact, on economic growth!

"designing conversations"
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"designing conversations"

At the start of the of ISD curriculum the second year students have the opportunity to participate in an international workshop for a week. Last year’s theme was ‘Domesticate me’. This year the theme is ‘designing conversations. The objective of the workshop is not only to design places to meet and to talk but also actually build them.

Designing with a Dutch touch in Kenya
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Designing with a Dutch touch in Kenya

First and second year students ISD (International Spatial Development) present their creative design proposals for Kaloleni, a neighbourhood in Nairobi.

Education committee - improving the curriculum!
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Education committee - improving the curriculum!

The Education Committee represents all students in matters associated to your study program. You can think of curriculum changes, course evaluations and exam regulations. which students represent your study program? How can I notify them about my opinion?

International Cooperation Week
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International Cooperation Week

Students of NHTV Mobility have cooperated with students from Hasselt University on a joint project in Maastricht. With over 30% of international students, Maastricht faces a number of challenges regarding student mobility and parking. The students have peformed a survey and have presented the results to Maastricht.

ISD: Shaping Society with a Dutch Touch
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ISD: Shaping Society with a Dutch Touch

ISD = International Spatial Development. This is the four year Bachelor training programme in English at the Academy SLM. ISD is structured around six central themes: 1. Dutch Design 2. Sustainable Mobility 3. Transformation 4. Water management 5. Energy Challenges 6. Smart Cities & Societies Find out more in the attached brochure!

Follow us - Cycle SPACES project!
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Follow us - Cycle SPACES project!

A VR application for education, research & practice in spatial development and mobility. Enhance a global shift towards active modes of transportation by supporting cities and professionals in built environment to get a grip on their cycling ambitions through applied science. Virtual Reality offers new and other opportunities, NHTV explores the possibilities of VR in Built Environment in cooperation with universities and partners within regional, national and international collaborations

An Intercontinental Experience
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An Intercontinental Experience

Chalach Isarabhakdi (20) is an international Thai student studying logistics engineering at the NHTV located in Breda. This is his third year of living in the Netherlands and his second year of education at the university.

New generation’ presents innovative plans during logistics market
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New generation’ presents innovative plans during logistics market

Fourth-year students of the Logistics study programme presented their innovative plans at a logistics market on Wednesday 3 February at the Academy of Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility. In total, 25 plans were presented to professionals from the industry and to the students’ lecturers.

Copenhagen: the Future for Mobility?
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Copenhagen: the Future for Mobility?

If people think of Copenhagen, they immediately think of bicycles because Copenhagen is alleged to be the best bicycle city of the world. Well, this surely aroused our hopes! NHTV went to Copenhagen for a fieldtrip. Read more about their experiences in mobility in Denmark.

Column Maarten van Rijn
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Column Maarten van Rijn

Lecturer and researcher Maarten van Rijn of NHTV wrote a column about the amount of visitors on events. Interested in events and the visitors flow? You should read this.

Wanted: ‘FreshBrains’
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Wanted: ‘FreshBrains’

Time left? Pimping your CV? Gaining experience? Longing for a taste of another culture? Then join FreshBrains! A FreshBrains team studies a practical problem with a fresh look and fresh brains.

Excursion to Edinburgh
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Excursion to Edinburgh

Thirty-six students of the second year of logistics chose for the excursion option to visit the capital of Scotland: Edinburgh. The program was organised and hosted by the lecturers: Natasha Lutovinova and Letty Zhu. The excursion consisted of multiple logistics-related company visits and of course of free time in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Work placement in China
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Work placement in China

Jacob Veerhuis is a third-year student of Logistics & Economics at the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics & Mobility. He had a very interesting internship in China. He wrote a blog about his experiences and the habits in China.

Work placement at Trans Asia Shipping Company (TASCO) Berhad, Kuala Lumpur
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Work placement at Trans Asia Shipping Company (TASCO) Berhad, Kuala Lumpur

Student Frank de Beert is a student of Logistics and Economics. He did his placement in Kuala Lumpur. Curious? Read his experiences of this interesting internship.

ISD students visiting Brussels
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ISD students visiting Brussels

What’s the key to learning? In our opinion the key is called fun. Making something fun and enjoyable is probably the best way to teach people and it is the easiest for people to learn through it. Simon, Lex, Bas and Sietze provided a brief note about their experiences in the study tour to Brussels

ISD students visiting Leuven
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ISD students visiting Leuven

First year students from the programme Interntaional Spatial Development have visited the city of Leuven during their field trip. They've visited Vaartkom (fromer Stella Artois Brewery), city centre and attended a presentation about sustainble development. Attached file contains some of their experiences.

Student on work placement represents NHTV in China
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Student on work placement represents NHTV in China

My name is Jacob Veerhuis, and I am a third-year student Logistics and Economics at the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics & Mobility. From 27 August until 3 December I perform a research at the company that produces protection cases for iPhones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Great opportunity to visit the second largest ups hub in the world
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Great opportunity to visit the second largest ups hub in the world

On October 14th we, students and lecturers of Logistics, had a chance to visit the UPS hub in Cologne. Our trip started at 18:30 pm and ended at 3:00 am. In this field trip students visited the UPS operating area and facilities.

NHTV and Foreign Affairs award certificates to Oman delegation
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NHTV and Foreign Affairs award certificates to Oman delegation

On Friday 23 October last, eleven professionals from Oman received an official certificate from the Academy of Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility of NHTV Breda and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During four weeks in the month of October, the academy gave an intensive logistics course to several management officials from Oman. The aim is for them to become initiators of logistics developments in their country.

Public lecture by Leo Kemps: shoes off and no mobile phones
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Public lecture by Leo Kemps: shoes off and no mobile phones

Leo Kemps is the director of the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility and has been working now for NHTV for 25 years. On Friday evening 2 October he gave a public lecture to students, colleagues, alumni, family and professional partners in which he looked back at his career and provided his vision for the future of education.

Logistics students working on market research for Tasco in Malaysia
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Logistics students working on market research for Tasco in Malaysia

Reno Werner (3rd year Logistics Engineering student at NHTV University) and Dion Liqtvoet (3rd year International Logistics & Economics student of NHTV Breda) were both conducting market research for Tasco, in 2015.

Oman delegation visits NHTV
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Oman delegation visits NHTV

In October a delegation of eleven logistics professionals from Oman will attend logistics training at the NHTV.

Bachelor’s programme Built Environment: shape your society!
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Bachelor’s programme Built Environment: shape your society!

Because conscious thought has been put into the design and function of locations and the accessibility of activities, you can take part in so many engaging things these days. Are you aware that, in your region, hundreds of people are involved every day in facilitating these things we take for granted?

Project iMURp
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Project iMURp

iMURp is an acronym for integrated Mobility and Urban planning. To gain a better understanding of the various urban landscapes that are typical for the Netherlands and to harmonise them, the Professorship in Traffic and Urban Design has started the development of the iMURp website. Be inspired and join in!

The best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherland
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The best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherland

NHTV was chosen by the University of Applied Sciences selection guide 2015 as the best University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. With a score of 70.5, the NHTV Breda commands the top place of all the major Universities of Applied Sciences. This is a confirmation of the high-quality position that the NHTV has held for more than 10 years. This is also clear from other studies, like Elsevier’s and the National Student Questionnaire.

SLM Academy’s connections in the working field
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SLM Academy’s connections in the working field

Education at the NHTV Breda focuses on practical application. This is shaped by the close cooperation with the working field. A good relationship with the working field is essential for creating an interesting and challenging educational environment for students. The connections with the working field are reflected in the lesson programmes for students and our academies’ other activities.

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