The complex issues encountered in today’s society call for professionals, researchers, lecturers and students with a research mind-set. This competence enables them to effectively gather and utilise the relevant knowledge and information. Through its activities, the research group aims to help individuals and programmes to follow a truly exploratory approach in their work processes.

Lines of research within the research group

The research group has identified five key themes that are specifically relevant to the strengthening of research competence.



The research group supports universities of applied sciences across the Netherlands in the incorporation of research competence in the curricula of their bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes.



The research group works closely with degree programmes at universities of applied sciences, practice-based researchers and other knowledge institutes, companies that work with students and applied researchers and research funders. We examine, advise and organise introductory courses, lectures, workshops and trainings. In addition, the research group develops concrete products and methodologies.

Our professors and researchers

Daan Andriessen | Professor | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Daan Andriessen

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Lisette Munneke

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Wilke van Beest | Researcher | Research groups Methodology of Practice-Based Research and Marketing, Market Research and Innovation

Wilke van Beest

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Stijn Bollinger | Senior researcher and senior lecturer | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Stijn Bollinger

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