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Research

In the last decade, research has become a characteristic feature of multifaceted and topical higher professional education. Students qualify as evidence-based professionals in the labour market thanks to their research-oriented attitude.  Research is also key to solving issues affecting the Amsterdam metropolitan region.

Development research staff
(total staff and FTEs)

 

2015

2016

2017

Lecturers

49 34.1

47

33.4

49

35.2

Researchers

310 114.6

303

145.8

326

163.2
PhD students 81 44.4 87 49.6 87 49.8

TOTAL

441

193.1

437

228.8

461

248.2

The AUAS considers it important that the results of research are freely accessible and disseminates knowledge through academic and trade publications as well as to a wider audience through meetings, lectures, instruction material, media, databases and designs.


Dissemination of knowledge in 2017

Trade publications

347

Academic publications 332

 

Centres for Applied Research

The research at AUAS is organised in seven Centres for Applied Research, which have close links to education:

  • Health (ACHIEVE: Centre for Applied Research of the School of Health Professions)
  • Societal Innovation (ARISI: Amsterdam Research Institute for Societal Innovation
  • Economics and Management (CAREM: Centre for Applied Research on Economics & Management)
  • Digital Media and Creative Industries (CREATE-IT: Knowledge Centre for the fields of Digital Media and Creative Industries)
  • Education (Centre for Applied Research on Education)
  • Technology (Centre for Applied Research on Technology)
  • Sports and Nutrition (KIK: Centre for Applied Research on Sports and Nutrition)

In the Centres for Applied Research, lecturer-researchers and PhD candidates work together on the Centres' research programmes under the direction of a professor.

 

Areas of expertise

In addition, four interdisciplinary priority areas and two AUAS-wide themes bring together research capacity in fields of AUAS expertise:

  • Amsterdam Creative Industries
  • Urban Management
  • Urban Vitality
  • Urban Technology
  • Urban Education 
  • Entrepreneurship (theme)

 

Looking to the future

In the coming years (2015-2020), the AUAS will further enhance its priority areas through the professorships of the Centres for Applied Research. It will also focus on more sustainable collaboration with the professional field. Furthermore, the AUAS would like to expand its research capacity. Rather than appointing more professors, we plan to achieve this by increasing the time spent on research by lecturer-researchers. This will be possible by hiring more lecturers with doctorate degrees and by encouraging more of our existing lecturers to obtain doctorates.

Published by  Communication 21 August 2018