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Laura Molenaar asks Lisette Munneke to what extent applied science students should learn research skills

The role of universities of applied sciences—hogescholen in Dutch—is not always clear. They carry their dedication to science in their name, but their research work is often more modest than at traditional universities.

At the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, a project has been set up that rethinks the relationship between research and education. Lisette Munneke, a member of the Methodology of Practice-Based Research group at Utrecht, participates in Impactvol Afstuderen (Graduating with Impact), which aims to investigate how research skills can be incorporated into the projects that applied science students must complete in order to graduate.

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