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Professor Didier Fouarge appointed as director of ROA

New director of ROA as from January 1, 2021

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Staffing ROA office and researchers

Working from home has been the norm at Maastricht University since March 2020 and remains so.

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Carla Haelermans and her team were awarded an NRO grant

To study placement advice in education through data-driven collaboration between primary and secondary schools in Rotterdam.

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ROA and Education lab awarded an NRO/NWO grant

A grant for policy-oriented educational research

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January 11, 2021

Learning and Work Webinars, Maastricht University, SBE, Spring 2021


Our regular Tuesday webinar series (from 12:00 to 13:00 via Zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.

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February 05, 2021

PhD defence Inge Hooijen

Inge Hooijen will defend her PhD dissertation Friday, 5 February 2021 at 10:00 hours

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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