Innovation and improvement

VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) is a sustainable university of applied sciences that conducts high-quality applied research. This research carried out by professors, researchers, lecturers and students is always aimed at improving professional practice. The research generates applied, innovative solutions to issues from (international) business and society that contribute to a more sustainable world.

Thanks to this link between education, applied research and the labour market, research results can be incorporated into education and students are able to acquire competences that meet the demands of the labour market. The research therefore directly contributes to the mission of our university of applied sciences: to train professionals who contribute to a sustainable and better world.

Research lines

Together with partners in the labour market, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to sustainable and innovative developments. The focus here is on:

These themes have been elaborated in research lines from the various applied research groups. Themes that touch on the challenges that form part of the international sustainability agenda for 2030: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Applied research in pictures

The booklet 'Applied research VHL' contains various appealing and illustrative examples of completed and ongoing projects from the Netherlands and abroad that are linked to the SDGs.