Diversity in AP’s research projects is even more enhanced since the practice-based scientific research and the artistic research both have their own specific characteristics.
Nevertheless, the following general principles apply for all research at AP:
- Both the artistic and practice-based research start from a definition of a problem related to the actual artistic or professional practice.
- Research leads to innovating insights (artistic, professional, and sometimes also theoretical and methodological) which can be discussed in a dialogue with peers.
- There is a strong connection between research and education, since research results and methods are integrated in the curricula. Teachers develop their professional knowledge and research competences by doing research. Additionally, students’ research skills improve by assisting in ongoing research projects. Finally, the research infrastructure is also useful for educational purposes.