Skip to main content

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?

Read more


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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more
  • News

    Jobs at ROA

    ROA is looking for a PhD Candidate on Increasing lifelong learning participation

    Are you an economist, (work) psychologist, social or data scientist who recently graduated or is about to graduate? Are you passionate about academic research that helps us understand how to stimulate participation in lifelong learning activities? Then we have the right vacancy for you!

    read more
    Jobs at ROA

    ROA is looking for a Junior researcher

    Are you a sociologist, economist, data scientist or other social scientist with good quantitative skills who has recently graduated or is about to graduate? Then we have the right vacancy for you!


    read more

    Can student aid policy alter spatial inequality in university enrolment? Evidence from a policy reform in the Netherlands

     New research memorandum


    read more
    research memorandum

    Alumni survey Dutch University Colleges

    New ROA factsheets


    read more
  • 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.


    read more
    EALE conference 2024

    36th EALE Conference 2024

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


    read more
  • 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