Rural Innovation

Degree: Bachelor
University: Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences - Wageningen Campus , Faculty: Rural- and Environmental Management
City: Wageningen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline EU: August 15; Non EU: May 15; Application with scholarship February 1
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Are you the kind of person who speaks of challenges, not problems? Who´s always on the lookout for creative solutions? Who enjoys helping people to get innovations off the ground? Then it´s time you took a closer look at Rural Innovation.

    This intensive Bachelor´s programme provides a practical introduction to the opportunities and threats affecting life in rural areas all over the world - a world that could soon become your own workspace! As a facilitator for rural innovation, you´d pick up new ideas and impulses, and turn them into policies for concrete action. You´d ensure that people in the field really make a difference. In the field of international development, you´d build bridges, break logjams, and identify options that are likely to flourish. The greater your expertise, the more deployable you´d be.

    Thanks to our synthesis of theory and practice, graduates work on projects all over the world, usually at the very heart of analysis, communication, extension and training. Their preparation lies in many placements, but also in subjects such as sociology, planning, nature management, statistics and research techniques. After graduation, you could find work in government or consultancy, at a service centre, with a development organisation such as CMC, VSO or PSO, or on public or private-sector projects anywhere in the world.


    Regional Development and Innovation (4 years Bachelor, 2 years Final Phase Bachelor)

    You will be following objective specific courses, doing practical periods and preparing an exciting graduation assignment. In the third or fourth year you will make a choice out of many available minors. A minor is actually a short course of your own choice. It can be specialistic or broad, in which case it can add to your interests and talents. The programme is competency based: each theoretical subject supports workgroup situations in which students tackle practical problems and explore workable solutions. This means that you will be active from day one, learning to work independently as you collaborate with others. The programme culminates in practical placements and a thesis project conducted in an international setting.


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