Scientific Mission

NETHUR’s mission is to promote and support urban and regional research of a high international scientific standard in the Netherlands. This research generates scientific knowledge that increases understanding and supports governance of urban and regional dynamics.

To this end, the school develops a focussed research strategy which is guiding for:
  • an education and supervision programme to attain that PhD-students of NETHUR institutes become qualified independent researchers,
  • a research programme that focuses and coordinates the programmes of the participating institutes and will initiate new joint research activities.
These activities bring coherence, achieve and sustain prominence and excellence of urban and regional research in the Netherlands in a competitive international context.