The study programmes at Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Wageningen focus on teachers, trainers and extension specialists in Education and knowledge management. The programs train students in becoming professionals in the transfer of knowledge in the field of agriculture (agribusiness), horticulture (floral design and retail, landscaping and gardening), food technology, animal breeding and keeping. To prepare students for their future careers, a full-time traineeship in a middle management position is part of every course.
Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Wageningen provides both Associate Degrees, Bachelor courses and Master courses to national students:
- The Associate degree courses are mainly focused on practical trainers and workshop leaders in vocational schools and in companies. The programs are arranged in both fulltime and part-time courses.
- Our bachelor courses are offered in a full-time and part-time arrangement as well. Graduates are specialized in transfer of skills and knowledge in agriculture, landbased and nature based or consumptive studies. Over 50% of the graduates are employed as teachers / trainers in agricultural, landbased, nature based or Consumptive pre-vocational and secondary vocational education. Many of the others are employed as trainers, advisors, consultants and extension specialists (Knowledge managers). 50% are fulltime students, 50% part-time students.
- The master courses are offered on part-time basis. Focus in these programs is mainly oriented on educational development, leadership and approaching innovations and complex changes in (school)organizations and management. Students are mainly teachers in the land-based sector and they need to have at least two year teaching experience before entering a study course.
The curricula are competence based and development of all courses has been based on recent labour market research. The courses are offered in strong cooperation with the labour market, the field, the sector and 50% of the learning takes place on the job. 98% of the graduates find a suitable job in their qualification area, within 3 months.
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Aeres University of applied sciences is strongly associated with its partners in the international field. We have long-term partnerships with schools, training institutions, teacher training units, educational institutions and research associations across the world. We keep our contacts alive in various collaborations through projects, valorization, common research and knowledge sharing and by participation in various international networks.