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Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance


Overview of available sites with links to research conducted at the partner institutions

University College Ghent is active in applied research and artistic research.

Read more : https://www.hogent.be/en/external-partners/research/


Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences is a recognised environment for professionally oriented and vocationally relevant research and development. The research activities shall exploit the different possibilities created in the international and multicultural metropolitan area.

Read more : http://www.hioa.no/eng/Research-and-Development

Research, development and innovation are part of the basic mission of our university of applied sciences. We focus on development and innovation activities, as well as supporting research, for the benefit of the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Our strengths are high-quality expertise in different fields, the implementation of ideas into practice and the fine-tuning of solutions so that they meet customer needs. These strengths are served by the multidisciplinary nature of our operations, the abundance of competent people at the UAS and our open international cooperation network.

We create, enrich and develop new solutions in cooperation with businesses, the public sector, organisations and local residents

Read more: http://www.metropolia.fi/en/research-and-development/

Being a University of Applied Sciences, applied research and development (R&D) is a key mission of our university. Hence, R&D projects carried out at the university are innovation-driven and have a strict focus on application in professional practice. Our partners in R&D are coming from the industrial, service or non-profit sector.

Read more: http://www.frankfurt-university.de/en/audience/research.html

Research at Edinburgh Napier is directly relevant to industry and social issues.

Read more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation

The AUAS works closely with other educational and research institutions in the region and also with the business community. Our research is practice-oriented and connects with questions from the professional field. Professors, lecturers and students are all  involved in research, and research contributes heavily to the educational programs of the AUAS. The priority research areas are cross-faculty and multidisciplinary addressing societal challenges in an urban and metropolitan setting. Research is at the heart of each priority area, yet strives for integrating these outcomes with education and teaching.

The AUAS distinguishes four priority areas:

  • Amsterdam Creative Industries,
  • Urban Management
  • Urban Technology and
  • Urban Vitality.

The AUAS also emphasizes two other institutional themes, namely Urban Education and Entrepreneurship

The research conducted at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is practical scientific research. It is practical because the research relates to real-life cases and problems in the business sector.

Read more: http://www.amsterdamuas.com/research/research-and-cooperation/centres-for-applied-research/centres-for-applied-research.html

Published by  Education and Research 21 November 2016