Education and research are closely intertwined at Stenden University of Applied Sciences, with students, lecturers and Professors of Applied Sciences working with businesses and NGOs to find solutions to various social issues. As a student, you will develop the kind of critical and inquisitive attitude you will require throughout your professional life.
Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism
How can we improve sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industry? The Department of Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism is dedicated to researching the growing importance of sustainable business in the hospitality industry.
Applied research into hospitality in all its facets: as part of a culture/popular culture and in the private sphere and private settings.
Innovation in Hospitality
What is the future of the hospitality industry?
Stenden Hotel Management School
ITEC: Your window to the global business
Is Drenthe too small for you? Do you want to know what the possibilities are for your business in other countries? Curious how to use these opportunities? Then you are at the right address at ITEC.
School of Commerce
Sustainable Innovation in the Regional Knowledge Economy
How can institutions of higher vocational education and the business community work together to bring about sustainable innovations in healthcare, housing and tourism in specific regions?
Marine Wetlands Studies
Why do tourists visit the Wadden Islands, and what kind of behaviour do they exhibit during these visits?
What changes will the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries undergo over the next two decades?
School of Tourism and Leisure
Research into new technological applications of sustainable plastics, with the objective of reforming the education system and creating spin-offs in the business sector
Organisations and Social Media
What role do social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube play in today’s businesses and organisations?
School of Media and Entertainment and Technology
Internationalisation of Higher Education
How can institutions of higher education prepare students for their role in an increasingly international world?
Sustainable PBL Concepts in Higher Education
How can Problem-Based Learning (PBL) be applied in higher education, in the framework of ‘design thinking'?
Cluster Expertise, Services & Research (E.S.R.)
Social Work and Arts Therapies
How can we further improve knowledge of support services within the fields of Education and Human Development and Creative Therapy and apply this knowledge to the education and research at Stenden University of Applied Sciences?
Leadership and Change Management
Managing changes within organisations should be an ‘inside-out’ rather than a ‘top-down’ process.
Empowering People with Moderate Learning Disabilities
This Department researches how people with moderate learning disabilities can learn to better defend themselves, what type of care and support they need, and what effect empowerment programmes have on their lives, with the ultimate objective of providing this vulnerable population with the coping skills they need to get ahead in life.
School of Social Work and Arts Therapies
Professional Educational Institutions
How can schools develop into effective educational institutions that ensure quality and regard teachers as professionals and leaders in education?
Early Childhood Studies
How do young children develop, and what is important to them when it comes to education and parenting?
Frisian and Multilingualism in Education and Parenting
Multilingualism is regarded as one of the greatest challenges of our time. So how will all this affect multilingual education? The Department of Frisian and Multilingualism in Education and Parenting was introduced with the objective of ensuring that students learn these languages and continue to use them throughout their lives and know how and why they can switch between these languages.