UASNL is an informal collaboration of 16 Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), who work together to strengthen their European research profile. Through the EU office in Brussels, UASNL contributes to policy developments, builds European partnerships and shows the value of Impact Driven Research in answering the challenges Europe faces. The individual UAS place a strong emphasis on higher education, applied research and social impact. This total package translates into training, applications and innovation. In UAS, knowledge valorisation and practice-oriented scientific research is intertwined with educational activities. Labs, projects, internships and workplace learning are often implemented in research programmes. The professional orientation during their studies makes the UAS student a useful contributor to the labour market and increases the graduate’s working life and employability skills. In addition, UAS students also participate regularly in practical research tasks that lead to innovation projects. This provides a win-win situation for both UAS and the student, where the UAS uses the research outcomes to improve their product or service.

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  • Contact person

    Loes Rutten

  • Brussels Office Address

    Rue de Treve 59-61
    1040 Brussels


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  • By Eelko Steenhuis

UASNL lunch session: SDG11 meets applied research, 20 January 2021

Curious to learn more about SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and how applied research contributes to this? Then join the first UASNL online lunch session on 20 January 2021.

  • By Eelko Steenhuis

The role of universities of applied sciences in regional ecosystems

This session will discuss the role of universities of applied sciences in sparsely populated areas and regional innovation ecosystems.

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy WG: The regional dimension of the European Research Area

The first Policy WG meeting of 2021 will discuss the regional dimension of the European Research Area, following the Commission's communication.

  • By Loes Rutten

Cyber crime & cyber resilience: Awareness and target hardening in relation to money muling crimes

On 8 April, UASNL and Saxion University of Applied Sciences are organising an online lunch meeting on cybersecurity and money muling, as part of the All Digital Weeks. Participants will have a chance to learn how researchers cooperate with municipalities and regional security stakeholders to increase cyber resilience among citizens and entrepreneurs.

  • By Eelko Steenhuis

Opening reception of the UASNL network in Brussels

A new ERRIN member, UASNL - Universities of Applied Sciences NL, is hosting an opening event to celebrate its arrival in Brussels.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The role of UAS in sparsely populated areas & regional innovation ecosystems

Universities of applied sciences play a pivotal role in regional innovation ecosystems connecting a wide range of partners, which is especially crucial in sparsely populated areas. Join this lunch session to explore the topic in more detail, hear about best practices and related European funding opportunities.