AUAS Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) expertise centre brings together all Faculties to make AI work for the future.

The AUAS Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (CoEAAI) encompasses all of the AUAS’s AI research and education activities. In this centre, we drive the development of applications of AI technology in a responsible and inclusive manner. AI technology and its implications for companies, organisations, governments and people can only be understood in context and through experimentation. To reach meaningful applications, AI technology needs to be complemented with deep understanding of the application domain.

Each faculty of the AUAS has created a lab that brings research, education and practices together to solve short and middle term challenges in the application of AI.

  • Centre for Market Insights
    Data driven marketing and AI technology for business. For example, using sentiment analysis of online reviews for company reputation management.
  • Centre for Financial Innovation
    AI applied in accounting, controlling, finance, financial advice, financial fraud investigation and tax. How can SMEs find their way in the labyrinth of regulations?
  • Legal Tech Lab
    Centre for research on the intersection between technology and legal practice. Students develop among others rule-based systems for decision support.
  • Responsible AI Lab
    Value-driven design and development of responsible AI in practice that increase human capabilities and benefit society.
  • Smart Asset Management Lab
    Using AI to make the maintenance of machines, buildings and mobility predictable, equipment lasts longer and personnel can be scheduled more efficiently. With the focus on issues that occur in companies which concern the entire chain of the machine.
  • Smart Education Lab
    AI in education. For example, using interactive knowledge representations to support learners in acquiring system thinking skills.
  • Smart Health and Vitality Lab
    By presenting the large amount of data in a clear dashboard, we can support healthcare providers and patients, and improve care. The next step is to add Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to support decision-making. Also with their data – and the use of AI – they may be able to prevent injuries.

Together we educate our students and our staff to give them a solid basis for AI technology. Furthermore, we have strong connections with companies and organisations, and on request we train their employees. We share and implement our acquired knowledge, come up with solutions for their issues and connect them to talented students.

We deliver students for their future workplace.

We actively contribute to the knowledge and development of methods to integrate data and AI in organisations, degree programmes and society in a meaningful way. We have our roots in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and are therefore part of a strong innovative business network. We work closely with the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the Centre for Mathematics & Computer Science in the coalition AI Technology for People.

Want to know more about the CoEAAI? Or do you want to collaborate in one of the labs mentioned above? Please contact the CoEAAI via the website or send an email to:

Diversity and Inclusion

The AUAS has students and faculties from over 80 countries and 90 nationalities. It has a variety of associations with a focus on gender, religion, culture, spirituality, or disabilities. Furthermore, specific interest groups also advise the Executive Board on diversity.