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Lifelong Learning

What are the drivers of lifelong learning and how do different groups in the Dutch population acquire their human capital during their life course?

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This project, funded by Horizon Europe, aims to bring together a diverse set of related skills mismatch issues in one comprehensive framework

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The National Education Cohort Study

To reduce research pressure and give useful results back to schools - that is what the National Cohort Study Education (NCO) stands for.

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Early Predictors of School Success

How lifestyle, different aspects of health and (un)healthy behaviour of primary and secondary school pupils affect their educational performance and educational career

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  • News

    Fifth edition of the 2023 AOW Monitor: “Effect van verhoging van de AOW-leeftijd op werk, inkomen en gezondheid”

    Recent report by Raymond Montizaan en Luc Cobben


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    Latest HBO Monitor: Strong labor market position of HBOs and stable prospects

    The ROA and the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences jointly released a Factsheet with the results of the HBO Monitor 2023.


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    Productivity Convergence and Firm’s Training Strategy

    New research memorandum


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    VH Congres - HBO-Monitor 2023

    HBO-Monitor in the spotlight during VH Congress on April 8

    On Monday, April 8, ROA director Didier Fouarge presented the latest national HBO-Monitor figures to VH President Maurice Limmen during the annual congress of Vereniging Hogescholen (VH) with this year’s theme “Getting Started with Broad Prosperity,” a topic for which the HBO-Monitor offers important insights.

    This was followed by a workshop on the effective use of this data within universities of applied sciences. An opportunity not to be missed for depth and practical insights!


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  • Events

    Learning & Work Seminar

    Learning and Work Hybrid Seminars, Maastricht University, SBE, Spring 2024

    Our regular Tuesday hybrid seminar series (from 12:00 to 13:00, onsite and also via zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.


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    PhD Defence Pascal Heß

    Pascal Heß will defend his PhD thesis on Monday, 22 April at 10:00 hours at the Auditorium of the Maastricht University (Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht).


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    EALE conference 2024

    36th EALE Conference 2024

    The EALE Conference 2024 will take place in Bergen, Norway and is hosted by FAIR and NHH.


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  • ROA mission

    The Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) is a research institute of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, established in 1986. The overarching research theme of ROA is the acquisition and depreciation of human capital over the life course in relation to the dynamics of the labor market. ROA aims to do high level scientific research with a substantial policy impact. This dual mission is pursued in all research project, regardless of the type of funding (fundamental or commissioned research). ROA receives funding from scientific funds (e.g. NRO, NWO, NETSPAR, ORA, H2020), as well as from national and international authorities (Ministries, European Commission, OECD) and various other organizations such as training funds, educational institutes and regional governments. For more information, please click here