The intended Synergy between Research and Teaching of Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

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To ensure the proper education of “future proof” professionals, it is important that higher education institutions make strong connections between research and teaching. The combination of the institutional logics of research and teaching within the Universities of Applied Sciences (UASs) suggests that UASs should strive for synergy between these two logics. Before attempting to improve the synergy, we investigate UASs’ current visions on connecting research and teaching and the subsequent synergistic effects. A grounded coding analysis of university-wide policy documents of six UASs in the Netherlands suggests that universities want to achieve synergistic effects on the level of the student, the professional, education, research, organization and professional practice. To achieve these synergistic effects the universities show a variety of research-teaching connections. The findings have implications for both local and national policy makers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
EventHigher Education Conference 2019: Exploring the research-teaching-praxis nexus - Wibauthuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Oct 201929 Oct 2019


ConferenceHigher Education Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleHEC 2019
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