Way of Work

Wow Shaping Society is all about knowledge sharing. Working together with partners in the fields of built environment and logistics along 8 areas of expertise.

Innovate to keep cities and places accessible for everybody. Designing attractive, safe and liveable places. Tackling logistic challenges caused by modern trends and developments.

Together we work on the exchange of knowledge and skills between industry, government, society and education. By doing so, we aim for state of the art education in order to deliver top students to our industry.

Browse through the areas of expertise and projects or visit BUas.nl or the Shaping Society website, linked below:

September 2019: Talent Development Program

In september 2019 start voor de tweede keer het Talent Development Program van Breda Business School. Werk jij al een aantal jaren in de logistiek en ben je toe aan 'the next step', dan is dit programma interessant voor jou.

2nd Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Dubai

BUas is member of the Y4PT (Youth for Public Transport) network. Y4PT's aim is to promote the active participation of young professionals on transport and mobility issues at all levels. Y4PT connects cities, public transport organizations, professionals and a broad network of young professionals with different expertise from all over world.

Minor Retrofitting the sprawled city - Calgar

On a yearly basis the four best students of the minor 'Retrofitting the sprawled city' leave to our partner city Calgary to rethink the car oriented grid structure of the city under supervision of lecturer Paul van de Coevering or Ineke Spape. Each year the group of students take on a different challenge related to rethinking Calgary!

FreshBrains in action in Germany

How to promote a cycling culture into a starting cycling city in Germany? That was the question the German Ministry of Transport asked to BUas's professorship Mobility Management. Fresh First Years Brains went to Germany, together with professor Ineke Spapé, to advice the German City of Kassel on how to improve their city for cyclists!

Minor Entrepreneurship: challenging business

In September, over 60 students have started in the Minor Resilient Entrepreneurship at the Breda University of applied sciences. In this minor it's about real life business cases, what it means to be an entrepreneur and turning a concept into business.

Overview of where our students go for their internship!

Gaining experience in a professional context is important during education as well as fun! This GIS-map provides an overview of all intern and graduation positions in the domains of Built Environment and Logistics for the last 5 years.

WOW partners


Our academy operates in a broad network of partners to create an inspiring learning environment for our students. Want to meet them? Head over to our "partners section"

Breda Koepel Urban Farm

An indoor greenhouse concept design.

Summary: 2 student projects Urban Farming Lab

Last Friday, Urban Living Lab organized their latest event talking about Urban Farming. Two BUas student groups presented their ideas and got positive feedback from everybody attending.

Paul van de Coevering to defend PhD thesis

On 17 June Paul van de Coevering will publicly defend his PhD thesis titled: ‘The Interplay between Land Use, Travel Behaviour and Attitudes: a Quest for Causality.’ The public defence takes place from 12.00 to 14.15 and can be viewed live via this link.

BUas & LCB in RTL Transportwereld

The past few weeks Logistics Community Brabant got featured in RTL Transportwereld. Curious what they were talking about? Rewatch the videos below

Article: Causes and effects between attitudes

Causes and effects between attitudes, the built environment and car kilometres: A longitudinal analysis - published article by BUas lecturer Paul van de Coevering, co-written with Kees Maat and Bert van Wee.

Dutch:Zelfrijdende minibus FABULOS in Helmond

Het is zover: de voorbereidingen voor de proef met de zelfrijdende minibus van het Europese project FABULOS in Helmond starten. De komende weken worden de shuttle en de route rijklaar gemaakt en worden testritten gereden.

Kick-off professorships within ABEL academy

On Friday 20 November, Paul van de Coevering, 'Urban Intelligence' professor, and 'Smart Cities & Logistics' professor Hans Quak presented their ambitions and specific plans for applied research. In a small group, but mostly digital, this marked the follow up of the former, and the official start of the latter.

BUas introduces autonomous delivery robot

28 September marks the start of the practical trial of an electrical and autonomous driving delivery robot at Breda University of Applied Sciences' (BUas) new campus. The robot will distribute various, non food, goods between the three on-campus buildings.

BUas & DTV partners in knowledge development

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) and DTV Consultants have entered into a partnership, which involves both organisations working together on knowledge development in the discipline of traffic and mobility. The first projects have meanwhile been initiated.

Game provides insight into energy transition

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) has developed the Watts2win energy game: an online game that provides insight into the energy transition of existing neighbourhoods.

BUas is partner in DIGNITY project

"By looking at the digital transport ecosystem through the eyes of the end users, particularly those who are vulnerable to exclusion, we can better understand what works for them and what doesn’t. That kind of knowledge is invaluable to policy makers, transport operators, and providers of mobility services & products."

ABEL alumnus wins KuiperCompagnons award

ABEL alumnus Tim Bachmayer won the KuiperCompagnons Graduation Award, and carries the discipline into the next century.

ABEL students at regional finals ASCM

In Collaboration with Deloitte Consulting, the Association of Supply Chain Management is organising the 2020 ASCM Case Competition for students around the globe. In a bid to hone the logistics and supply chain management knowledge that they have gained to date from their academic programme.

Participate in the Y4PT Hackathon in January!

The Y4PT Hackathon is back in town on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of January.

Medicine worth 180 million thrown away yearly

What do you do with your unused medicine? Reusable medicine worth €180 million are thrown away on a yearly basis.

Annual parent school day

Last Fridday we had our annual school day for our first year ABEL students.

BUas and Collegium da Vinci join forces

Breda University of Applied Sciences and Collegium da Vinci (Poznan, Poland) join forces to setup an Urban Management course.

Alumni wins 'Verkeerskundeprijs' 2019

During the kick-off of the National Verkeerskundecongres, Mobility alumni Frank de Winter won the 1st prize (out of 16) for his thesis ‘the experience of a model cyclist’.

NWO-project InFuS@2.0 finished

The NWO-subsidized project InFuS@2.0 recently finished. The project was launched in 2017 with 5 consortium-partners: Fontys Venlo, Eindhoven University of Technology, NCOI, Breda University of Applied Sciences and InThere.

No expectations, a trip to Oman

Justin van de Pas and Luuk Koopman went to the Middle East College in Muscat, Oman. Read here about their experiences.

Minor 'Smart City, Color your Future'

To make cities future proof, an integral approach is necessary. In the minor 'Smart City, Color your Future', 22 Logistics and Mobility students have developed an integrated vision for their liveable and future-proof city or region.

Training Business Intelligence

Breda University of Applied Sciences ontwikkelt samen met FreightPlaza een business intelligence training voor professionals in de logistiek en supply chain. In het 1e kwartaal 2019 is de pilot met 9 bedrijven uit de logistiek en supply chain en 4 studenten positief verlopen. 8 mei 2019 start de 2e reeks.