Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Researchers at the AUAS collaborate continuously with companies, organisations and residents in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. We collectively seek solutions to the pressing issues affecting the city. The urban environment serves as a laboratory and source of inspiration for practice-based research at the AUAS – both in Amsterdam and further afield in our network of international partner cities.

At the AUAS, we focus on six key themes that connect to real urban issues and their impact on the professional field: our priority areas. These themes are multidisciplinary: various faculties across the AUAS collaborate to develop solutions for current issues in urban societies. The core focus of these priority areas lies in research, however there is always a connection to AUAS’ education programmes. Our specific expertise in these areas distinguishes the AUAS from other universities of applied sciences.