Our BUas-wide research programme has four cross-domain key topics. It addresses current and future societal challenges and focuses on research that has local relevance within the global context.
Every day, in all places, people feel, sense and live experiences. Understanding their nature and motivations allows us to support experiences for cultural understanding, social inclusion, and societal transition.
More and more, people interact also in digital realities. Understanding their potential enables us to contribute to using digital realities for better governance and management of societal challenges.
Places and flows
People come together in physical places and they organise flows of goods and services to facilitate their lives. If we better understand these interactions, we can contribute to liveable places and sustainable flows.
The transversal goal of our Research & Development is to contribute to sustainability transitions. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are the operational framework for this.