The Applied Science Domain [Domein Applied Science] (DAS) is a collaboration between higher professional educational institutions in the applied sciences. The DAS Foundation coordinates and supports this collaboration.

Mission & policy

The DAS programmes face major challenges. The collaboration within the Applied Science Domain can assist the universities to address these challenges. The collaboration provides its participants with a network in which education and research policy can be developed in tandem. It also offers an innovative and learning environment in which people can learn from their colleagues’ knowledge and experience. The joint initiatives are intended to lead to an improvement in the quality of education and research, enabling the universities to continue to develop into innovative knowledge institutions, so that they can strengthen their own profile and positioning in the region. The collaboration is intended to enable the universities to improve the way they perform their task of turning out the professionals that society needs.

The Long-Term Policy Plan [Meerjarenbeleidsplan] of the Applied Science Domain sets out the main ambitions and challenges for Applied Science research and education in the years to come and the role that the Applied Science Domain (DAS) intends to fill.

The Meerjarenbeleidsplan is only available in Dutch.