Business and Research
At Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Research is an important component of our education. Students develop an investigative attitude; they know how to apply research results. In addition, research stimulates the advisory and enterprising capacity and teaches them to be critical. As a result, our courses are aligned with the (future) labor market. Saxion is the member of University Consortium International. For more information see ucinternational.org.
Through teaching and research, we put the latest scientific advances into practice. Research at Saxion is driven by demands from businesses, local authorities and organisations. Our main focus is the field of Living Technology.
Our research areas:
We aim to strengthen the international component of our applied research by carrying out projects with international partners, which also benefit the regional economy and society.
Saxion collaborates in various ways with companies and (governmental) institutions in our home region. We build a bridge between education and the professional world. If you also have strong relationships in your home region or it is your desire to build such a network, we can work together in many ways.
At Saxion, we encourage enterprising students to maximize their potential and give them full support in setting up their own business. The principles of ‘social entrepreneurship’ are our starting point: enterprising with pleasure, attention and significance in the social environment.
By applying the latest methods and techniques, maximum justice is done to people’s talents. Furthermore, we contribute to a vital labour market and new (regional) economy by working in close cooperation with the regional business community.
Browse through our laboratories:
Students, teachers, and researchers work together with residents and companies on smart solutions for society in our CityLAB. Read more about the lab, the research, and how we work.
LEGO Education Innovation Studio
At the Saxion LEGO Education Innovation Studio (Saxion Lego Studio, for short) children from 8 to 14 years old are introduced to technology. By providing fun, technical workshops we try to spark their interest in natural science and technology at a young age.
FabLab: learn, make, innovate!
Saxion FabLab Enschede is a high-tech public workplace where everyone has the opportunity to realize his or her idea by THEMSELVES via modern digital means of production. From companies to students, product developers, young entrepreneurs, artists and individuals: all concepts can be made tangible!