Academie Verloskunde Maastricht

Aims

The objective of the research centre is twofold. On the one hand, it focuses on creating a research center Midwifery Science. On the other hand, the research centre aims to contribute to the scientific development of the midwifery education.

To create a research centre Midwifery Science

A research centre with a professonial chair of midwifery science, fostering a powerful and inspiring research environment for developing the knowledge domain. It will be an inspiring place where a growing number of students and lecturers can improve their skills regarding research.
Knowledge will be generated through applied and fundamental research in close cooperation with midwifery practice as well as with national and international partners in research and midwifery. Our aim is to supply current and prospective professionals in midwifery care with new knowledge, enabling them to provide better care that benefits both mother and child.

To make education more academic

We aim to provide midwives with academic competencies and enable them to function in complex situations using medical expertise, sound professionalism, and independent decision making. This will equip them for a changing world and ensure that they shape their actions and innovation in care in a functional and well-founded manner.