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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

    The Position of Vocational Education in the Educational Race: Can the ‘Ladder’ become a ‘Fan’?

    New Research Memorandum

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    Jobs at ROA

    ROA is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Health, Well-Being, and Educational Performance



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    Higher Education

    Chinese university students’ intention to study abroad in times of Covid-19: the important role of student background characteristics

    Research article


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    Pascal Heß successfully defends thesis

    PhD Defence


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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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    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