Prof. Groenewegen is NIVEL’s director. To read more about NIVEL as an organization, click here.
Prof. Groenewegen carries out management tasks, as well as research into European health care systems, the role of health care insurers and into health care professionals.
Health Care research in the Netherlands is inextricably interwoven with research of European or even global scope. NIVEL research in all different research domains and research programs makes use of the lessons learned from joint international research or from NIVEL’s own research about other countries. International research is useful for the main “stakeholders”, such as the ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. NIVEL has a wide international reputation, particularly in the field of primary care, where NIVEL is a WHO collaborating centre. However, also in other research areas NIVEL’s expertise is widely acknowledged.
Research with an international perspective is conducted most efficiently by expanding networks of international contacts and by drawing up joint research projects. In the short run, NIVEL will continue the current successful activities: the international benchmarking studies in primary care in a broad sense, development and evaluation projects in Central and East Europe and Central Asia, partly as WHO Collaborating Centre, and, setting the agenda in Europe for health services research. The international web site has an important function in this matter.