At the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) every single day is dedicated to creating solutions for tomorrow. What does this mean? In a nutshell: together, we focus on sustainability, digitalization and diversity. These are the pillars of a well-balanced future to include everyone and to promote sustainable growth. Of our people – students and staff – and everything on which we are working. As applied science is our middle name, the goal of our organisation is to apply science in practice: to make things work in and for society. We make sure knowledge is continuously exchanged between education, research, and professional practice – as an ongoing cycle. This way, we keep learning from each other and we grow together.
AUAS is a knowledge institution where the connection between education, research and professional practice forms the common thread in all of our curricula and research. We invest in our students and staff: nurturing the development of their talents, stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets, nourishing personal growth, and helping students shape their professional identity. Hereby, we seek the connection with society and the professional practice continuously. This way, the benefits of our research grow, our research gains value, and importantly: we prepare students to kickstart their careers.
The AUAS team comes from a variety of backgrounds and stems from the combined strengths of the professorship Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). Whereas the professorship Entrepreneurship is responsible for the research and education program on Entrepreneurship at AUAS, IXA was born out of the combined Knowledge Transfer Offices of the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and the Amsterdam UMC. The blend of the team shows the effect of combined strengths to create substantial value, which is exactly what we aim to achieve with the REVALORISE+ project.