Emmen, a town of nearly 110,000 inhabitants, lies in the North-East of the Netherlands and was voted the country’s most attractive leisure municipality. It is also the focus of the largest connected industrial area in the north of the country.
No wonder the town has developed into a dynamic university location. In the centre of Emmen is "Dierenpark Emmen", one of Europe’s finest zoos, where animals roam free over large areas. Rather than being grouped by species, they are grouped by continent – for example, the AmeriCasa simulates a South American rain forest – giving the visitor a real sense of their natural environments.
Sports lovers are well catered for by the 13 sports halls and 8 swimming pools. A single card allows students to make use of all the sports facilities at an attractive price. Those who prefer to party can do so at a host of bars and cafes frequented by students in Emmen’s town centre. And accommodation is not a problem. The University has three separate student residences with fully furnished rooms.
Emmen’s wide-ranging local economy offers plenty of opportunities for internships and excellent prospects for graduates of economics, technical studies and other study programmes.