QANU publishes its psychology research assessment23 July 2012
The QANU (Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities), foundation recently published an evaluation of The Netherlands psychology research. The assessment includes the psychology research of the universities of Leiden, Tilburg, Maastricht, Groningen, Twente, Utrecht and Amsterdam (VU and UvA), for the period 2005-2010. The research of Maastricht University scores high in this assessment, particularly in the field of cognitive and biological psychology.
The assessment committee assessed all four research lines of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, namely the Clinical Psychological Sciences/Experimental Psychopathology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology and Work & Social Psychology. The committee found, amongst others, that with the focus on cognitive and biological psychology, the faculty clearly distinguishes itself from the other institutes in The Netherlands. Moreover, the faculty has an excellent research infrastructure, with 64 laboratories, including (f)MRI, TMS and EEG facilities. New investments include 3.0, 7.0 and 9.4 Tesla MRI apparatus, and two Virtual Reality facilities. The special attention for the social relevancy of the research was also highly valued.
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