With practice-oriented research THUAS works on solutions to these and many other issues, like digital security, inclusive education or the use of AI and data.

In our research, we work alongside partners in the field: companies, social organisations, education and professional practices. The results of our research are newfound knowledge, products or services, which are always instantly applicable and have high impact.


We co-create our research with local, regional and (inter)national partners and involve our partners at every stage of our research. Together, we look at the questions and the best approach to those questions. We also work together when sharing the results. This way, the results of our research reach society and professional practice quickly and appropriately.

dr. Rizal Sebastian

Professor Rizal Sebastian

focus on sustainable, liveable cities

Future Urban Systems Vrouw gebruikt een segway voor transport
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Play-friendly cities

Relationele Zorg, verpleegster helpt een oudere patiënt
Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, hacker gebruikt een computer om een systeem te hacken



Inclusive participation

Centres of Expertise

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is building six Centres of Expertise. A centre of expertise consists of a number of research groups that conduct research around a specific theme.

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Our Research groups

Professors, together with lecturer-researchers, students and partners, conduct practice-oriented research about current and relevant social issues and build the connection between education, professional practice and society.

Discover our 38 Research groups


14 September 2023

Rutger Leukfeldt receives ERC Starting Grant


Rutger Leukfeldt has received this prestigious European grant for his research proposal titled "Cybercrime…
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5 September 2023

The role of students in people-centered justice


In her recent blog post entitled “Community trust building and peer mediation for people-centred justice: students are…
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1 September 2023

Who is ‘the public’ when we talk about crime? Interpreting and framing public voices in criminology


The value and role of the ‘public’ in criminology and criminal justice have been constructed and reconstructed over the…
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Lectoraat Data Science, zakenvrouw die naar het futuristische interfacescherm kijkt

Research support

Research support

How to do research? We are ready to help, support and advise you during any phase of your research project.

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Rachel Barrett

Get in touch

Get in touch

Whether you're a student, work for an organisation or an educational institute: we love working together to improve our research even more. Check the contact information for our Centres of Expertise.

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