Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The AUAS is a university of applied sciences that revolves around the city of Amsterdam. The urban environment serves as a laboratory and source of inspiration for our practice-based research – both in Amsterdam and further afield in our network of international partner cities.

The AUAS works closely with other knowledge institutions, the business community and the government in the so-called Centres of Expertise (CoE).

Our multidisciplinary approach sees us collaborate to find solutions to metropolitan and social issues. AUAS research is always linked to the education we offer at AUAS.

Within the AUAS there are five CoEs: Urban Education, Amsterdam Creative Industries Network, Urban Governance and Social Innovation, Urban Technology and Urban Vitality.