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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. The research also contributes to solving issues affecting the Amsterdam metropolitan region.

The research 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.

In addition, four interdisciplinary spearheads and two AUAS-wide themes bring together research capacity in fields in which the AUAS has much to offer:

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

 

Development research staff

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

number

355

396

441

437

FTE

123

161

193

228.8

 

Dissemination of knowledge

 

2015

2016

Academic publications

302

341

Trade publications

312

321

 

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.

In the coming years (2015-2020), the AUAS will further enhance its spearheads 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, not so much through the appointment of more professors, but by increasing the time spent on research by lecturer-researchers, by having more lecturers obtain doctorates and by hiring more lecturers with doctorate degrees. 

Published by  Communication 7 July 2017