Learning and Innovation
Innovation of learning has been at the core of Maastricht University's education and research ever since it was established. The use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an innovative approach to learning, sets UM apart from other universities. Since the introduction of PBL, relevant research has been conducted to examine the effectiveness of innovative learning models. Thanks to the high standard of this and other research, UM is internationally renowned for its work in professional development and innovative learning programmes.
The main goal of UM's multidisciplinary research is to improve the methods used in learning and development programmes for skills development. The two lines of research are: Development of Human Capital and Implications of Innovation.
From our research community
“This research can be directly applied in teaching as well as in educational and economic policy”
“Education practice and policy are not sufficiently based on academic evidence, and there’s a large gap between education research, education practice and education policy. The Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER) of the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Maastricht serves to close this gap. Its research can be directly applied in teaching as well as in educational and economic policy.”
Prof. Henriette Maassen van den Brink (Netherlands), Faculty of Humanities and Sciences. Professor of Evidence Based Education and scientific coordinator of the Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER). Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam, and a leading Dutch academic in the field of evidence-based education and education economics.