The programme managers from the participating universities together form the General Board of DAS. Seven members of the General Board make up the Executive Committee.
Each of the four board members responsible for one of the priority portfolios is supported by a working group. The following working groups are active within DAS:
- Education Working Group
- Research Working Group
- Study Information Working Group
- Quality Working Group
The working groups develop the themes and priority areas on which work is to be done in DAS. All the universities are represented on the working groups.
Relations with the professional field
It is in the common interest of the universities and the professional field that takes in the students to train these students to a high level of knowledge and practical skills. An important part of the collaboration within DAS is the national coordination of developments relating to priority areas and issues with the professional field. DAS has two bodies to deal with this:
Applied Science Advisory Board
DAS conducts ongoing strategic consultations with two top sectors, a number of industry organisations and professional associations to coordinate what is offered by Applied Science education and research to meet the demand from the professional field, thereby deploying the available resources effectively and efficiently.
National Professional Field Advisory Committee
Under the auspices of the National Professional Field Advisory Committee, DAS establishes the link between the regional developments and the input from the individual professional field committees by organising the National Professional Field Consultative Body. This body is made up of representatives of the regional professional field advisory committees of the participating universities.
National Educational Committees
Five National Educational Committees are active within the Applied Science Domain. These educational committees have been organised around five of the nine bachelor’s programmes and play a key role in developing and implementing DAS educational activities. During meetings of these committees, experiences are also exchanged and joint activities developed.
There is also a National Committee organised around the master’s programmes within the Domain.
The foregoing is illustrated in the DAS organisation chart (in Dutch). You can view the composition of the different bodies within DAS by choosing them from the menu on the left.