Three research schools reaccredited25 June 2012
The METEOR, ICO and NIG research schools were reaccredited for a further six years by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Research schools are centres of high-quality research that offer structured training programmes to young researchers. If these schools meet the quality requirements for their (scientific) programmes, organisation, funding and (inter) national cooperation, they will be accredited by the Research School Accreditation Committee (ECOS). ECOS bases its assessment on two defining characteristics: the programme and supervision procedure and the organisational structure of the NIG, ICO and METEOR as research schools, with an emphasis on school.
METEOR (Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization)
METEOR is the graduate school of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. The research conducted at METEOR centres on six high profile and multidisciplinary research programmes: Accounting & Information Management; Development & Utilisation of Human Resources; Econometrics, Finance & Monetary Economics; Economic Theory; Behaviour & Computing; Marketing & Supply Chain Management and Technology; and Innovation & Industrial Dynamics.
METEOR received initial ECOS accreditation in 1997 and was reaccredited in 2002 and 2007.
ICO (Interuniversity Centre for Educational Sciences)
The ICO organises postgraduate research and education in the field of educational sciences. The ICO consists of 13 participating Dutch and Belgian universities, including the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) and research groups from the School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Psychology and Neurosciences at Maastricht University. The SHE consists of the Competence Development Programme, the Master of Health Professions Education (PHPE) and the PhD programme. The research conducted at SHE focuses on two main areas: Learning & Innovative Learning Environments and Testing & Evaluation.
The ICO received initial ECOS accreditation in 1994 and was reaccredited in 1999 and 2006.
NIG (Netherlands Institute of Government)
The NIG is a network consisting of nine Dutch and Belgian Universities with four research themes in the field of public administration and political science. Through its Arts & Social Sciences research institute, Maastricht University is mainly involved in the theme ‘Multi-Level Governance and Europe’. The Arts & Social Sciences research programme focuses on four main themes: Politics and Culture in Europe (PCE); Science, Technology and Society (STS); Arts, Media and Culture (AMC); and The Globalisation and Development Initiative (GDI).
The NIG received initial ECOS accreditation in 1996 and was reaccredited in 2001 and 2006.