The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is based in The Netherlands, in the city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city where 175 different nationalities live and work together and where the English language is largely spoken. The city is a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, ICT, sport, healthcare, education and much more. At AUAS we take full advantage of this wealth of opportunities in order to provide the best possible education and produce cutting-edge research. The business sector needs graduates who have both intercultural and international (work/study) experience. For this reason AUAS ensures that internationalization is integrally embedded in our educational programs and the research activities of our schools. The AUAS trains the professionals of tomorrow. Practical orientated research is an important component of the educational programs offered by our schools. Our research always addresses a real-life world problem from the professional field, and we conduct the research in close collaboration with both academics and professionals working in the particular discipline. We have a joint Executive Board with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and our close cooperation with the UvA is particularly valuable for research purposes. The AUAS consists of seven schools. We have a total of more than 50,000 students and offer a total of 80 bachelor and master programs. We have 250 partner institutes across 50 different countries and contribute to various educational projects such as curriculum development, research projects, student/professor exchanges and work placements within an international working field. This ensures that the education provided by AUAS is truly internationally orientated.
The Faculty of Education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of Bachelor and Master programs in the field of teacher education and pedagogics. It has almost 6000 students and circa 350 staff members. The multicultural and international atmosphere of Amsterdam is an integral part of teaching and learning at the Faculty of Education. The curricula at the Faculty of Education provide both Dutch students and visiting international students with an international outlook on teaching. The Faculty of Education has a strong focus on urban education and maintains close ties with schools and pedagogical institutions in the city of Amsterdam. The internationalization policy of the Faculty of Education is closely linked to its urban and multicultural profile. The Faculty of Education seeks cooperation with European higher education institutions with a similar profile.
The Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE) aims to be a socially relevant knowledge institute for the region. Carrying out applied research that meets high-quality standards is the central mission. Aim of such professional, practice-oriented research is to contribute to the improvement and renewal of professional practice and the bachelor and master programs of the Faculty of Education.
Within the research program 'Urban Education' main focus is on various topics and issues concerning education and child development in an urban context. Research projects contribute to social developments in educational and pedagogical grounds.