Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) consists of seven faculties. It has a total of 45,460 students and offers 92 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Associate degree programmes. It is one of the biggest employers in the field of higher education in Amsterdam, with 4,066 staff members. This bustling cosmopolitan city, and capital of the Netherlands, is home to people from 181 nations and English is widely spoken. Amsterdam is an international business hub, renowned as a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, information technology, sports, healthcare and more. With the city as their classroom, our students and lecturers work closely with countless industries, companies and organisations to come up with smart solutions to challenges facing our city. AUAS is also a founding member of U!REKA, an alliance with five other European universities of applied sciences which aims to strengthen the quality of our education, research, entrepreneurship and innovation in a European context.

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AUAS: How do migrant entrepreneurs create innovation?

The expanding group of migrant entrepreneurs are translating their specific background and experience into innovation, frequently managing to find niche areas to successfully exploit through new business ideas. In his doctoral thesis, AUAS researcher JuanFra Alvarado describes how these business ideas come about and how they can best be allowed to flourish.

04 Apr 2019