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Research groups

At HAS green academy, 13 professors and approximately 50 lecturer-researchers work within 12 research groups. They collaborate with students, lecturers and professionals from the field on practical research programmes, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Research groups are knowledge groups at universities of applied sciences, that establish connections between education, professional practice and applied research in areas of social relevance. A research group consists of a professor and knowledge circle consisting of research lecturers and support staff.

  • illustration Healthy Farming

    Healthy Farming research group

    The Healthy Farming research group will conduct research into the problems caused by animal husbandry and stirs up the dialogue between market, researcher and consumer. The aim is taking new steps towards the animal husbandry of the future.

  • image Lectoraat Verdienvermogen voor natuurinclusieve landbouw

    Business Models for Regenerative Agriculture research group

    The Business Models for Regenerative Agriculture research group focuses on how new opportunities can arise for nature-inclusive business operators in an alternative interaction between farmers, society and government. It is also looking at how a business model with sufficient earning potential can be created for farmers who want to work on nature-inclusive agriculture.

  • Tablet and cows

    Precision Livestock Farming research group

    The Precision Livestock Farming research group wants to facilitate smart farming and the use data for more precise operational management. The research group also looks to other industries for inspiration.

  • future food systems

    Future Food Systems research group

    The Future Food Systems research group is working on intervention strategies and new business models that accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems. In this way, we contribute to the impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, nationally and internationally.

  • The soil works!

    Plant-soil Health research group

    The Plant-Soil Health research group focusses on the interaction between plant and soil, with the main focus on the interaction between soil biology and the plant, and how this interaction can be used to make the soil healthier and more sustainable.

  • Food & Health

    Food & Health research group

    A healthy food environment and making healthy food choices is at the heart of the Food & Health research group. The research group focuses on 2 issues: the composition of the product and what you can say about it in your communication & marketing.

  • design-methods

    Design Methods in Food research group

    The Food Design Methods research group conducts research into design methods that can be used in further education, and which result in new designs for healthy and sustainable food choice behaviour. These are things like food products, packaging and communications, but also entirely new food environments and food systems.

  • food production

    Food Production in a Circular Economy research group

    The Food Production in a Circular Economy research group wants to facilitate businesses in the agri-food sector in producing with minimum impact on the environment while making the most efficient use of natural resources. This is mainly done by closing loops and making production processes more sustainable.

  • Protein Transition in Food research group

    Protein Transition in Food research group

    The Protein Transition in Food research group wants to contribute to the protein transition in the Netherlands and beyond. The focus is on the application of plant-based proteins like legumes, and the exploration of alternative proteins such as cellular agriculture and insects.

  • Green Health research group

    Green Health research group

    The Green Health research group has as objective knowledge development and knowledge dissemination on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, the health of Dutch consumers and the sustainability of Dutch society.

  • Climate-robust Landscapes research group

    Climate-robust Landscapes research group

    The Climate-robust Landscapes: 'connecting agriculture and nature' research group is focusing on the question how other forms of agriculture can contribute to improving water quality and stimulating biodiversity through smart use of the landscape.

  • Innovative Bio-Monitoring research group

    Innovative Bio-Monitoring research group

    As the name suggests, the aim of the Innovative Bio-Monitoring research group is to apply innovative bio-monitoring techniques – like automatic image and sound recognition - to concrete social issues. The goal is to contribute to protecting and maintaining our biodiversity.