05-04-2016

The Hanze University in the global startup top 25

U-Multirank released their 2016 worldwide university rankings last week and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences is in the top 25 in the ‘spinoffs’ category (ranking the number of startups/number of academics). But that’s not the only high scoring category for the Hanze University. In the Regional Engagement and Collective Regional Publications categories, the Hanze is also in the top 25 of universities in the world.

The European ranking compared more than 1,300 universities, from over 90 different countries worldwide. U-Multirank is supported by the European Commission and has been comparing and ranking different universities annually since 2011. You can check and compare all of them, using different categories, on their website.

Vital to the region

Being in the worldwide top 25 is great news for the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, who’ve made promoting and accelerating entrepreneurship one of their main objectives this year, with some pretty ambitious goals for the coming 4 years.

Acting member of the Hanze executive board Rob Verhofstad: “Entrepreneurship is vital to the region and a necessary skill for our students and professionals in the future. With this approach, we want to create 500 startups and 5000 jobs every year, starting 2020.”

But that's not all. The Hanze is also currently investing a lot in regional collaboration. Innovation centers where researchers, students and businesses collaborate for example, with centers like EnTranCe, WIJS and the Centre of Expertise for Healthy Aging already up and running.

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