Study programme Animal Husbandry & Animal Care to become Animal Husbandry from 1 September 2020

News 4 October 2019
HAS University of Applied Sciences

Animal husbandry is currently receiving considerable attention in society, and the sector is facing many challenges. HAS University of Applied Sciences is responding to this by shifting the focus within the study programme exclusively to livestock.

The Animal Husbandry & Animal Care study programme at HAS University of Applied Sciences in 's-Hertogenbosch will change its name. From 1 September 2020, the study programme will be called Animal Husbandry. The reasoning behind this name change is that the study programme will focus completely on animal husbandry. The new name was revealed at the higher education exhibition held in Eindhoven on 27 and 28 September. From the next academic year, students will enrol on the new study programme Animal Husbandry. For students currently on the Animal Husbandry & Animal Care study programme, nothing will change.

Focus on animal husbandry

Animal husbandry is currently receiving considerable attention in society, and the sector is facing many challenges. “HAS University of Applied Sciences is responding to this by shifting the focus within the study programme exclusively to livestock,” says Study Programme Director, Willem Luijten. “This applies to both the study programme and the teaching staff. The new focus will ensure we prepare students as well as possible for the dynamic world in which they’ll be working. Some will become consultants, helping businesses take management decisions and providing them with strategic advice. Others may decide to set up their own company, at home or abroad, or opt for a career in research.”

Making your own decisions

“We offer students a substantial basis to allow them to develop personally in the best possible way,” Leijten continues. “We teach them to create their own vision for the complex surroundings in which they operate, and to make their own decisions that will make a positive contribution to their own future and that of the sector as a whole. They’ll be the ones who determine what that future will look like. The combination of knowledge about animals, the business and its environment and skills is important in the new study programme. The new approach will enable students to really apply the knowledge they acquire. Our lecturers are well qualified in this field, and work closely with the sector. And collaboration with stakeholders from the sector is a key part in the programme, right from the first year!

Would you like to know more about the new Animal Husbandry study programme at HAS University of Applied Sciences? Visit our website.
The specialisation ‘Horse & Companion Animals’ has been transferred to the Business Administration & Agri-foodbusiness study programme at HAS University of Applied Sciences in Venlo. Visit our websit.