Ministry invests in legal research at Maastricht University
The Faculty of law is very pleased with the award of more than 4 million euros by the Ministry of education, culture and science (MOCW) for strengthening its legal research. The Faculty will use this amount to create two new interdisciplinary research groups.
The first group will focus on digital legal science. The ambition of this group is to transform research into top research, in the specific field of developing computational methods for legal applications ('Technology for Law').
The second group will focus on the theme of globalisation and law. Joint aspiration of this group is to further develop on existing top research in this area. The two research groups will also cooperate with other law faculties.
In addition, a part of the funds are used to further develop staff policy. As there will be additional places of young researchers (PhD students and assistant professors), talented researchers will get extra time and space for their review and the diversity policy will get an extra boost.
The duration of these plans is six years. Upon successful implementation, the resources will be available at the end of this period on a structural basis.