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To further increase our social impact, we focus on four key thematic areas: Health and well-being, Education, Safety and Sustainability. These focal points align closely with our current range of education and practice-based research, as well as with the regional and broader societal challenges.

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Numerous lecturers engage in research at the interfaces of care, welfare, education and justice. The knowledge centre Professionalisation through Education-Pedagogical Practice Research will also work in the coming years to link parenting, education and research.

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We collaborate closely with partners in the security sector across various centres of excellence. Societal challenges we want to contribute to, include: the development of digital forensic investigation, the promotion of diversity in the field of security and public administration, and the social aspects of crime fighting.

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Under the umbrella of the 'sustainability' theme, research is conducted to foster sustainable innovation in professional practice. This endeavour is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Health and well-being

Leiden University of Applied Sciences is strong in healthcare. Read more about what students, lecturers and researchers can do for your organisation.

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