Organisation - October 8, 2009

Numbers are up at the university and VHL

There are fourteen percent more first years at VHL this year than last. At Wageningen University numbers are up by seventeen percent.

Recruitment at Van Hall Larenstein has broken the pattern of stagnation over the last few years. This year's 1111 first years represent a growth of fourteen percent. The biggest course is Animal management in Leeuwarden, where 219 new students have signed up. It is followed by two Velp courses: Garden and landscape design (110 first years) and Forest and nature management (96 first years). At VHL Wageningen, Animal husbandry is the most popular choice with 57 new students.
At Wageningen University, recruitment has been growing since 2005. This year it went up by nearly 17.5 percent, with 1015 first year BSC students and 640 first year MSc students. Biology remains the most popular BSc course, with 143 first years. Nutrition and Health has 119 first years, and International development studies is in third place with 94 new students. The most popular MSc courses are Animal Science (60), International development studies (54) and Food technology (51).

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