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The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe. Growing from a few North German towns in the late 1100s, the league came to dominate Baltic maritime trade for three centuries along the coasts of Northern Europe.
The Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU) is a university alliance formed by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands in 2018. Hanze University of Applied Sciences initiated the HLU in April 2018, as a university alliance with a spirit to revive noble objectives of openness and cooperation among the approximately 190 city-states of the original Hanseatic League that had prospered in Europe from the 12th century through the 17th Century.

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