HZ University of Applied Sciences is a knowledge institution. We do a lot of applied research. We find answers to social issues from companies, governments and institutions. These questions are investigated by lectoren (professors), lecturer-researchers and students in collaboration with the professional field. The lectoren and researchers are affiliated with seventeen research groups.
The knowledge acquired provides new insights. These lead to innovations in the field and new products. This is how we as HZ contribute to regional development and enrich our education at the same time.
Because of HZ's unique location in the middle of the Southwest Delta, we focus on the themes of water, energy and vitality. We also do a lot of research in the areas of food and the biobased economy. These fit the DNA of the region and have a major social, regional and sometimes even global impact. For example, we do research on coastal defense, water quality, broad prosperity and coastal tourism.