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Bachelor in International Rural Innovation & Development

CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Study Rural Innovation & Development at CAH Vilentum

BA in Rural DevelopmentCAH Vilentum offers an English-language degree programme in the field of rural innovation and development for students interested in a career in one of the following profiles:

  • Rural analyst, mapping out an area’s physical and socio-economic possibilities
  • Senior / junior advisor for innovation and development projects
  • Consultant, handling complex rural development processes
  • Policy maker at a national, regional or local level

During your study, you will work closely with people from the professional world and stakeholders who are active in rural development. You'll learn how to handle and manage complex tasks by implementing practical assignments. Graduates will have a broad overview of how to diversify businesses and activities that could bring direct or indirect benefits to the residents of an area.

This program is for those interested in professional, upper, and middle management functions in governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), and private companies dealing with innovation in rural and green areas. It is highly relevant to understand how different factors can influence rural quality of life. Students will work closely with local stakeholders and professional organisations in order to gain extensive knowledge and professional experience in the forces at work in area development.

Upon completion of the International Rural Innovation and Development program, graduates will have developed competence in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal: leading, negotiating, networking, intercultural skills
  • Job-oriented: problem analysis, practical research, planning and organising, decisiveness, flexible behaviour, initiative.
  • Intrapersonal: handling stress, ability to adapt to new situations, learning capacity

Admission requirements

The Admission Requirements for the Bachelor in International Rural Innovation and Development at CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands are:

  • At least three years of University study in agriculture or a related subject
  • A minimum 550 score in the TOEFL test of English or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0)
  • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure
  • Strong motivation to be successful in the sector
  • Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment
  • Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means

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      CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences

      CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences offers education programmes in agriculture, food, horticulture, agribusiness and animal science. The professional educational institute is located in the centre of the Netherlands, in the Polder province of Flevoland and has 80 academic faculty...

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