Research is an excellent way of coming up with innovative solutions. Topical questions from the field form the starting point for our research at NHL University of Applied Sciences. Working with partners from the work field is essential in this. Our driving force is the interplay between research, the work field and education. We take a look over the boundaries of one another's specialisation and field of work. After all, looking beyond one's one boundaries is essential for practical research and innovation. And so in this way, we can literally broaden one another's horizons.
The benefits of a cross-sectoral approach
At the NHL we work in a cross-sectoral manner, both in our education and in our research. Research is not necessarily connected with a single lectorate, but can encompass several areas of research. Take, for example, the possibilities offered by serious gaming in improving care. This cross-sectoral approach can be carried out at any time and place. We do, however, have two physical locations for our cross-sectoral work. Two places where open innovation can take place through a cross-sectoral approach: the X-Lab and the Frisian Design Factory.