Theses, publications, HBO Knowledge Base (HBO-Kennisbank)

The HBO Knowledge Base (HBO-Kennisbank) brings together around 22,000 digital theses and final papers from 23 universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands (including THUAS). And it also includes approximately 16,000 scholarly articles, books and research reports. In this way, THUAS is making part of the knowledge it is generating freely accessible to society according to the Open Access concept.

Universities have a similar platform in the form of NARCIS. In NARCIS, you can search for more than 1.2 million scholarly publications, 80,000 theses and 150,000 data sets made available by Dutch universities and research institutes. Around 80% are freely accessible according to the same Open Access concept.

Theses and publications available from THUAS

Most degree programmes have made some of their electronic theses available for inclusion in the HBO Knowledge Base. These electronic theses can be accessed as full-text versions on campus or from home. Both the theses and publications available from THUAS and the HBO Knowledge Base are also accessible by running a Simultaneous search.


Your thesis, too, could be included in the attractive HBO Knowledge Base showcase,  along with a LinkedIn link if you want  (and if your internship organisation and degree programme approve). All you have to do is fill in the Thesis Application Form and the library will do the rest!

Researchers and lecturers

Lecturers and/or researchers can also submit their work for inclusion in the HBO Knowledge Base by completing a different form: the Publication Application form. This form also includes more to read about the conditions and copyright issues.

Heads of research groups

If you are the head of a research group,  your publication in the HBO Knowledge Base will also appear in NARCIS and, via NARCIS, in Google Scholar.  The library will later extend this by adding publications produced by all the researchers.


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