Crossborder studying and working

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Knowledge region

This is the border area between Rhine and Meuse with the three cities of Krefeld, Mönchengladbach and Venlo!

Cleverland has everything a knowledge region needs:

  • Universities with a wide range of interesting courses
  • Quality education and further education
  • Innovative companies at the top
  • A creative climate for innovation and smart start-ups
  • A high quality of living
  • Innovative research- and development projects

I have felt very much at home from the beginning

Danny Post is midfielder and captain of football club VVV. He has been living in Venlo for 8 years and talks about life in the region in this interview with Cleverland.

‘I have always felt very much at home in Venlo, right from the beginning. There is always a lot to do in the city and its surroundings. I think Venlo has a very nice city center with lots of nice, cozy cafés and restaurants’, Danny says.


Are you looking for an interesting study?

Knowledge region Cleverland is a study location that offers a large and diverse range of courses; here you can choose from over 90 different courses spread over the locations Krefeld, Mönchengladbach and Venlo. From agricultural sciences or chemistry to international management and textile design. Everything is possible!

But Cleverland has even more to offer! The universities work together across borders on joint study options.

‘Cosmetics for real people’

Caroline Kroll founded the cosmetics company  No Cosmetics together with her father. She is also studying International Marketing at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Venlo.

In an interview with Cleverland she explains how she combines her studies with running her cosmetics label. The aim of  No Cosmetics is to offer highly compatible, effective and affordable cosmetics for everyone


Knowledge region Cleverland is an area with a high quality of living. Life is good in larger cities such as Venlo, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. There are many urban facilities available; a wide cultural offer, various sports clubs and extensive hospitality and nightlife options.

You can also enjoy nature and the numerous recreational opportunities in a green environment. The costs of living are relatively low and don’t forget another advantage – being located in the heart of Europe. Explore the cities and landscape in Cleverland!


‘Start into the digital age in surface chemistry’

Prof. Jost Göttert speaks in the Cleverland interview about the innovative German-Dutch HIT project in the field of surface chemistry. 19-01-2021

“Unplug + Go ensures cross-border e-mobility”

Twan Joosten talks about Unplug & Go, an initiative of SHAREuregio, that supports sustainable initiatives in the Euregion. 15-01-2021

“I have felt very much at home from the beginning”

Danny Post is midfielder and captain of football club VVV. He has been living in Venlo for 8 years and talks about life in the region in this interview. 06-01-2021


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