Borderless Network is a Dutch network of knowledge institutes in the agricultural sector with a focus on international collaboration. Our goal is to deliver people with the right international green knowledge and skills to continue our lead position in agriculture.

Green education

‘Green Education’ focuses on pre vocational education and training up to University. The green education institutes are located throughout the Netherlands. The focus of our institutes is educating young people who seek a profession and place within our society; but also the support of learning for all ages. A third focus is a contribution with research and knowledge to grand societal challenges and green sectoral development. Innovations in our sector are the basis for our teachings and internships. The green education institutes have strong international track records and participate in the leading of many international projects.

Added value of the aligned Dutch green education system is:

  • Access to the state of the art technical knowledge in agri-food at all levels (academic, applied and vocational) for impact
  • Focus on entrepreneurship with the ability to translate technical expertise into business opportunities
  • An excellent cooperation with private sector, societal organizations and the government in research, innovation and in education, e.g. through Public-Private partnerships
  • Linkages to large international network and working experience in various conditions
  • A large impact as exemplified by the hundreds of young (international) people that are educated for a profession in the agri-food sector each year

For an overview of all the green education institutes, please check the list below. Click on each link for more information concerning the specific institute.

Partners
Inholland

Site: https://www.inholland.nl/opleidingen/interessegebieden/agri-food-and-life-sciences

Inholland in Delft is a special University of Applied Sciences, since it houses the unique combination of educational programmes in Agri, Food & Life Sciences and Aeronautical Engineering. With this curricula our University of Applied Sciences focuses on Sustainable Solutions, derived from the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. We maintain a very high standard in our educational programmes and in close cooperation with innovative business partners we do research on practical issues in all of our fields of expertise. Because of our close proximity to the world's centre of greenhouse agrifarming and both Rotterdam and The Hague, we contribute to issues on Feeding & Greening Megacities, Nature Inspired Products & Services and Living in an Urban Delta.

Contact person

Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdamseweg 141
2628 AL Delft
T: +31 (0)15 2519200
E: info@inholland.nl

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Site: http://www.vhluniversity.com/vhl-studies.aspx

Van Hall Larenstein is the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. The curricula of VHL University of Applied Sciences focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources - Food and Dairy - Animal and Business. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we also provide Master's programmes, Certificate programmes and short courses for regional, national and international students. As a University of Applied Sciences, we conduct high-quality practice-based research which enhances both our teaching and our position as a research institute. As a research institute, we supply practice-based solutions for issues from national and international business and society.

Contact person

Bezoekadres:
Agora 1
8934 CJ Leeuwarden
info@vhluniversity.com

Wageningen University & Research

Site: www.wur.nl

Wageningen University & Research is a partnership between Wageningen University and Wageningen Research Foundation consisting of 10 specialized research institutes. Our mission is To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life . Our 6,500 employees and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work in our area of healthy nutrition and living environments across the world, both for government and for business. The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in the integration of our specialized research institutes and the university in which we collaborate on various natural, technological and social science disciplines. As a result, scientific breakthroughs can be quickly translated into practice and in education, which is the Wageningen Approach

Contact person

Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen
PB 9101, 6700 HB Wageningen
Atlas, gebouw 104, Wageningen Campus

Aeres

Site: www.aeres.nl

To Aeres, learning is the engine for growth and change. We challenge (future) professionals to have a lifelong development of their competences and worth for employees or clients. We believe in a society which constantly develops the knowledge and skills needed for working sustainably with ‘life’. Our VET school and universities are focused on the agricultural sector. We contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable.

Contact person

Board of directors and Central office
Bovenbuurtweg 27
6717 XA Ede

info@aeres.nl

internationale e-mail adres: internationaal@aeres.com

HAS University of Applied Sciences

Site: https://www.hasuniversity.nl

HAS University of Applied Sciences is currently ranked as the 2nd best medium-sized University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, with over 450 employees, 3,000 students and 300 participants on professional courses. The dynamic triangle of students, lecturers and business forms the core of our activities. As an education and expertise center in 2 locations in the South of The Netherlands: ’s-Hertogenbosch and Venlo, we work closely together with innovative partners on practical solutions for the future of the agro & food sectors. Strengthening the international profile of HAS University of Applied Sciences is in line with the growing importance of international knowledge & skills in our professional practice. We do this by offering our students and staff international opportunities, in cooperation with our partners in the Borderless Network.

Contact person

E: has@has.nl
T: +31 (0)88 890 36 00 (general number for ’s-Hertogenbosch and Venlo)
F: +31 (0) 88 890 36 99

Location ’s-Hertogenbosch
Onderwijsboulevard 221
5223 DE ’s-Hertogenbosch

Location Venlo
Spoorstraat 62
5911 KJ Venlo

AOC Oost

Site: www.aoc-oost.nl

AOC Oost provides (Preparatory) Vocational Education for Nature, Nutrition and Living Environment at locations in Almelo, Borculo, Doetinchem, Enschede and Twello. In addition, the training center Groeipunt BV provides incompany company training and advice. The Board of Directors and the Central Services are located in Lochem. AOC Oost has 550 employees and more than 5500 students, students and participants.

Contact person

College van Bestuur & Centrale Services
Hoeflingweg 9
7241 CJ Lochem

algemeen@aoc-oost.nl

Citaverde College

Site: www.citaverde.nl

CITAVERDE College has been providing green education for 100 years. CITAVERDE Business Education has more than 15 years experience in adult education. In the South-East Netherlands region we are the VET institution for Agro, Food, Nature & Living Environment.

Contact person

Louis Eijssenweg 5
6049 CD Herten

info@citaverde.nl

Clusius College

Site: www.clusius.nl

Clusius College: Green light for success in a dynamic world We enable students to develop optimally so that they are successful in further education, work and society. At Clusius College, students are prepared for life and working in an international world. Therefore, cultural differences and internationalization have a place in our education.

Contact person

Drechterwaard 10, 1824 EX Alkmaar

info@clusius.nl

Edudelta

Site: edudeltacollege.nl

Edudelta College is considered an innovative educational institution that has found the formula to provide tailor-made education for students of (pre)VET level. A professional organization with well-trained staff (teachers, support staff and management) who are good and passionate in their profession / profession and work on their craftsmanship. By acquiring and improving competencies, the students are better employed in society, in further education and in the labor market. In our education, theory and practice are directly in line with each other.

Contact person

Stationspark 39
4462 DZ  GOES
T 0113- 246360
info@edudelta.nl

Groenewelle

Site: www.groenewelle.nl

De Groene Welle provides education in an innovative, creative and enterprising way, putting students first. We offer contemporary training courses that closely reflect the chosen future occupation, further education options and society. Our relationship with the business community means we are acutely aware of occupational practices and coming developments. Students benefit from this during their training. We try to take into account everyone’s requirements, allowing students to create their own future. Individual development is key, students themselves being responsible for the results.

Contact person

Koggelaan 7
8017 JN Zwolle

info@groenewelle.nl

Helicon

Site: www.helicon.nl

Contemporary Green Education, Versatile Training. Sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation are paramount. Our schools for (pre) vocational education and training are located in North Brabant and Gelderland. Our main emphasis is on 'hands-on' practical work, combined with classroom-based activities. Work experience and placements form an integral part of out education and are undertaken in all curriculum areas, offering an opportunity for placements abroad.

Contact person

Helicon Opleidingen
P.O. Box 72
5280 AB Boxtel, the Netherlands

info@helicon.nl

Landstede

Site: www.landstedembo.nl

Landstede Groep is an educational organization with a varied offer for young and old. We have an eye for every person and stimulate the opportunities to develop talents. We are actively building strong connections between education, the environment and society. With value (s) full of learning, living and working, we fulfil our social mission.

Contact person
Lentiz

Site: www.lentiz.nl

The Lentiz Education Group provides pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO), general secondary education (HAVO), pre-university education (VWO) and senior secondary vocational education (MBO). Courses are offered both full-time and part-time and additionally in the form of contract activities. Developing and maximising the potential capabilities of our students is highly valued. We strive not only that our students obtain a qualification corresponding to their aptitude, but also that they succeed in further education. The Lentiz Education Group consists of 11 schools. The courses are diverse, so each specific programme has its own characteristics within its own environment.

Contact person

Schiedamsedijk 114
3134 KK Vlaardingen
The Netherlands

info@lentiz.nl

Nordwin College

Site: www.nordwincollege.nl

Nordwin College is an education centre for VMBO-groen (pre-vocational secondary education with a focus on sustainability and nature), MBO (vocational education) and life long learning and training. We inspire and teach people to work with passion and workmanship for a sustainable, beautiful world.

Contact person

Gardeniersweg 2
8933 AA  Leeuwarden
Postadres: Postbus 675, 8901 BL  Leeuwarden

info@nordwincollege.nl

Prinsentuin Andel

Site: www.prinsentuinandel.nl

Prinsentuin Andel is part of ROC West Brabant. The school wants to give every student the opportunity to make the most of himself by utilizing and further developing his talents and by learning to handle his limitations. At Prinsentuin Andel, the basic vocational education and training levels 2-4 are offered. There is personal attention and care for every student.

Contact person

Buitenlaan 2
4281 NX Andel
Postbus 24
4280 CA Andel
prinsentuinandel@rocwb.nl

Terra

Site: www.terra.nl

Terra is an education center that offers practical education, VMBO green, Green Lyceum, MBO and Adult Education (TerraNext) in the provinces of Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland. Our courses have a 'green character', which means that the courses are related to greenery, nutrition, animal, nature and the environment.

Contact person

Hereweg 101,
9721 AA Groningen
Nederland

Wellant college

Site: www.wellant.nl

The college has 27 schools with 13,000 learners and 1,400 staff. Each school is a meeting place in a green learning environment where students learn by sharing, applying and creating knowledge. It brings together faculty and students interested in the central issues that dominate contemporary discussion of food, agriculture, and sustainability in urban life. At Wellantcollege you will enjoy a solid education that prepares you either for the workforce or for a smooth transition towards higher education.

Contact person

College van bestuur en ondersteunende diensten
Randhoeve 2, 3992 XH Houten
Postbus 177, 3990 DD Houten

info@wellant.nl