What is a lectorate
What does a lectorate?
A professorship conducts practice-based research on an academic basis to improve the quality of education. Our students are often involved in this research, for example through graduation assignments. It also involves academics who can pursue a PhD on issues relevant to higher education, under the supervision of the lector and their university supervisors.
A professorship consists of a lecturer and a research group, in which lecturers and external experts work together. Each lectorate is led by a lector who is an expert in a particular field. The lector uses his or her knowledge and experience for research and innovation within education and professional practice.
Our students are usually involved in this research, for example through graduation assignments or research projects. Academics are also deployed who can obtain a PhD on issues relevant to higher education, under the guidance of the lector and their university supervisors.
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Socially relevant issues
Together with companies and institutions, our professors organise practice-oriented research within multidisciplinary teams and with other experts. Research that serves professional development and professional innovation. New insights and solutions are made directly available and embedded in our programmes. In this way, our education not only better meets the needs of companies and their employees, but our graduates always have access to the latest educational materials and knowledge. Fontys has connected a large number of lecturers in relevant fields in which current social issues arise.
Our research areas
With six knowledge themes, we connect with regional knowledge networks and are committed to developing into a knowledge-intensive network organisation: