Hogeschool van Amsterdam
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS/HvA) is a knowledge institution that educates tomorrow’s professionals in a wide array of fields and disciplines of higher education. With a distinct focus on applied sciences, the AUAS enables students, lecturers and researchers to develop cutting-edge – and practical – knowledge and innovations. AUAS students are immersed in Amsterdam during their studies, a city renowned as a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, information technology, sports, healthcare and more. With the city as their laboratory, AUAS students and lecturers work closely with countless industries, companies and organisations to come up with smart solutions to challenges facing Amsterdam. Applied research is a crucial component of the many educational programmes AUAS offers, and is conducted in close collaboration with both professors and professionals. Students work alongside professors in labs and at centres of applied research. AUAS focuses on five priority areas for research: Amsterdam creative industries, Urban Education, Urban Management, Urban Technology and Urban Vitality. Entrepreneurship is another important focus area. The AUAS consists of seven faculties, teaching 45,460 students and offering 92 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Associate degree programmes. It is one of the biggest employers in the field of higher education, and in Amsterdam, with some 4,066 staff members. *reference date: 2018
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