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Research environment and embedding

International collaboration

EMGO+ researchers have extensive national and international collaborations, the majority of which are academic in nature and concern joint participation in program grants (e.g., Horizon 2020 or Marie Curie ITN, EU), multicenter trials, meta-analytic consortia, exchange of datasets and software tools, exchange of staff and (PhD) students, European policy development, and joint papers or educational modules. 64% of the 266 recorded research collaborations are international in nature, spanning 40 different countries on all continents (a collaboration may include several countries). Main international ties are with the United States (41 contacts), the United Kingdom (39 contacts), Australia (17 contacts), Belgium (16 contacts), Germany (16 contacts) and Sweden and Denmark (both 11 contacts). A word cloud of the cities to which EMGO+ is connected is shown in figure 2. The full list of recorded collaborations is provided in appendix 2 (for most consortia and other research networks, only the coordinating institute is specified in the appendix).

Figure 1 - Cities of universities, institutes, centers, and hospitals with which EMGO+ collaborated in 2015. Font size reflects the amount of collaborations with the same city

Professors by special appointment and visiting professors

There are 26 professors by special appointment active in the EMGO+ Institute, usually on the basis of a 0.2 FTE appointment. An important function of the special professorships is to link EMGO+ to non-university based research institutes and societal stakeholders in health care research, like health insurance companies, (mental) health care providers or national research institutes such as NIVEL, RIVM and TNO. In 2015 EMGO+ had 11 visiting professors and 6 visiting researchers all with an honorary appointment (presence at the institute is typically condensed in a few periods of weeks/months yearly). These appointments support longstanding international collaborations or act to forge new ones.

A full list of professors by special appointment and visiting professors is provided in appendix 3.


[last modified May 24, 2016]