Quality of Life
Maastricht is known for its Joie de Vivre, its zest for life. Just as the city and region are increasingly a centre for art and culture, culinary diversity, literary achievement and a year-round festival cycle, so has Maastricht University and its partners devoted themselves to science, research and development that improves the quality of life for people here and abroad. From innovative medical research and product development to creating a critical mass of arts and heritage expertise; from information systems research that streamlines civic process to research devoted to sustainable societies and innovations for the developing world, we're doing our part to improve people's lives
How do you define 'quality of life'? How do people function physically, psychologically and socially? Within this research theme, Maastricht University will conduct research into, for instance, demographic developments including the ever increasing ageing population, people working for longer, and the rapid technological developments and their applications. The overall purpose of researchers is to answer the question: How can we improve quality of life?
Multidisciplinary research around this theme will focus on 'Physical Health', 'Psychological Health' and 'Welfare and Well-being'.