Innovate and improve

By linking education, applied research and the professional field, research outcomes can be used in education and students are able to acquire competences that comply with the demands of the professional field.

Applied research as conducted by professors, researchers, lecturers and students of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, is always aimed at improving professional practice. The results of research should be applicable for companies and professionals in the public sector. Having good relations with companies and institutions in and outside the region, we support them by providing innovative solutions to practical questions and sufficient highly trained professionals. Moreover, professorships contribute to the innovation of the curriculum. Knowledge valorisation is achieved through an interplay of theory and practice, leading towards innovation and development of knowledge.

The nature of applied research at Van Hall Larenstein is characterised by:

-  relevance for and impact on professional practice;
-  scientific validity and contribution to general knowledge for the benefit of society and  professional practice;
-  education-related;
-  international orientation.

The professorships of Van Hall Larenstein are harboured in two Applied Research Centres: Delta Areas and Resources & Food and Dairy1

The research conducted at Van Hall Larenstein contributes to a more sustainable world. With the selected profile we aim to establish long-term, sustainable relationships with a number of preferred partners.
If you want to come into contact with a professor or researcher, then contact the applied research groups, or e-mail us via

1Note: the Applied Research Center Animals and Business has been canceled. The research groups for Bee Health, Meadow Birds and Animal behavior, health and welfare are now part of the faculty of Delta Areas and Resources. The research groups Sustainable Agribusiness in the Metropolitan Region and Environment Impact of Circular Agro Food chains belong to the faculty of Food and Dairy.