22 September 2021

CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands)

CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIETY (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany)


Collaboration CAPHRI and chs
The Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and the Centre for Health and Society (chs, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany) are geographically related and have many common interests in research and education in the field of health, care, public health and society. Various collaborations have already been implemented in recent years both at individual and organisational level (e.g., joint research applications, projects, publications, and PhDs, with a first bi-national PhD underway).

CAPHRI and chs intend to continue and consolidate their joint initiatives, as well as to explore possibilities for new initiatives in the area of research education, within the framework of a formal collaboration agreement (please find the position paper here).

The current and potential future areas of collaboration include:
co-investigation in research projects (jointly funded or based on existing internal funding)
co-authorship of research papers
exchange of Master’s students for scientific internships and theses (including medical students from Maastricht doing their Wetenschapsparticipatie, WESP)
exchange of teachers and teaching activities, including post-graduate teaching courses
• joint / bi-national PhD education
• collaboration in international networks


Collaboration day
The collaboration will be officially launched during the first CAPHR-chs Collaboration Day, which will take place in Düsseldorf on 22 September 2021 (face-to-face meeting, if possible). During this day plans will be presented, CAPHRI and chs researchers will have the opportunity to meet each other and brainstorm about possible collaborative projects and initiatives within several working groups.



11.00 – 11.30 Get together
11.30 – 11.45 Plenary introduction by Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Dr.PH. Andrea Icks, MBA (chs), including signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
11.45 – 13.15

First round working groups

1. Primary care and health services research 
2. Health technology assessment and health economic evaluation 
3. Health promotion 
4. Ethics and society 
5. MSc and PhD education 
6. … Alternative working group theme (if proposed by participants) 

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15:30

Second round working groups

1. Primary care and health services research
2. Health technology assessment and health economic evaluation
3. Health promotion 
4. Ethics and society 
5. MSc and PhD education 
6. … Alternative working group theme (if proposed by participants) 

15:30 – 16:00 Plenary outro by Prof.Dr. Silvia Evers, LLM (CAPHRI) and drinks

For who?:The CAPHRI-chs Collaboration Day is open to all CAPHRI and chs researchers.
Date: 22 September 2021
Time: 11.00-16.00 CET
Location: The event will take place at the University Hospital Düsseldorf. In case of recurring COVID-19 restrictions this face-to-face event will be postponed to a later date.
Transport to Düsseldorf: If there is enough interest, a charter bus will be rented to take CAPHRI staff members from Maastricht to Düsseldorf and back.
Registration: here


Best regards,

Prof.Dr. Maurice Zeegers, MBA
Scientific director CAPHRI

Univ.-Prof.Dr. Stefan Wilm
Chairman chs