Graduate School

School CAPHRI, Care and Public Health Research Institute

CAPHRI is one of Maastricht University’s largest research institutes, with a focus on Healthcare Innovation and Public Health Research.  Our goal is simple. We aim to improve people’s health by performing the highest quality, multidisciplinary research across the complete healthcare chain, ranging from prevention and primary care to aftercare and rehabilitation. CAPHRI has attracted the top scientists from around the world to contribute to this mission.


CAPHRI’s research is organised in discipline-oriented Departments and research-lines. Our preferential departments include Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Health, Ethics and Society, Health Promotion, Health Services Research, International Health, Methodology & Statistics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Social Medicine.



As a PhD Graduate School CAPHRI facilitates talented Master graduates to obtain a PhD by offering high-quality supervision by committed researchers of CAPHRI. CAPHRI's PhD candidates work alongside research staff and are trained to look across traditional boundaries and make use of various scientific perspectives by learning from researchers of other departments, disciplines, institutes, universities and international scholars. The PhD trajectory results in a thesis and is awarded with a PhD degree from Maastricht University.

Research lines

  • Ageing and Long-Term Care
  • Creating Value-Based Health Care
  • Functioning and Rehabilitation
  • Inequity, Participation and Globalisation
  • Optimising Patient Care
  • Promoting Health & Personalised Care

Societal relevance

There are strong ties between CAPHRI, the University Hospital in Maastricht, and local care organizations in the province of Limburg, the EUregion, and beyond. Some of our staff members combine their clinical work at these institutes with doing research at CAPHRI, helping us to quickly find solutions for real-life problems in public health and healthcare.

  • Talking to prevent addiction

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    Having in-depth conversations with young people can help prevent problems associated with cannabis use.

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  • Prof. Maurice Zeegers appointed scientific director of School CAPHRI

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    The board of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University has appointed Professor Maurice Zeegers as the new scientific director of CAPHRI, the School for Public Health and Primary Care of Maastricht University.

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    • Extension deadline abstract submission until January 29th for the European Conference on Health Economics.

      1 day 16 hours ago
    • Romy Bes will defend her PhD thesis “Selective contracting by health insurers: the perspective of enrolees” on January 18th at 12:00 . Minderbroedersberg 4-6 Maastricht.

      6 days 20 hours ago
    • Boris Kauhl will defend his thesis 'Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health: How can GIS facilitate demand-based planning of healthcare and targeted prevention strategies?' on January 17th at 10:00. Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

      1 week 19 hours ago
    • January 18th 16.30-18.00 MUMC+. KEMTA masterclass 'Let's go to the PROM! Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in research: development and validation'.

      1 week 19 hours ago
    • 'Smoking just one cigarette leads to daily habit for most'

      1 week 1 day ago
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School CAPHRI, Care and Public Health Research Institute