Centre for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC) scientific research vision and policy

The master program Nursing and Midwifery Sciences is a generic academic programme that acts as a superstructure for the professional Bachelor in Nursing and Midwifery. The objective in education is to train students for four roles: clinical leader, evidence-based expert, researcher and academic healthcare provider. These four roles are supported by the educational programme, which focuses on four learning areas:  management & innovation, clinical training, scientific research and academic training. In its vision for the academic programmes provided at the University of Antwerp, the master program focuses on competence-oriented and student-activating teaching which emphasises both the link between education and research and internationalisation. 

The vision of scientific research in CRIC departs from the four roles encompassed by the programme and from the University of Antwerp's own vision, and aims to develop scientific knowledge and insights that

  • meet the demands and answer the questions of the field;
  • while taking into account the national and international trends and developments in the various disciplines;
  • are based on thoroughly substantiated theoretical concepts and models;
  • underpin the four roles (link between education and research);
  • and rely on scientific expertise of national and international repute.

CRIC  wishes to encourage and support networks for setting up and developing long-term research initiatives. Alongside or within these networks, CRIC actively strives to acquire funding for research at national and international levels. We also aim to establish partnerships with other academic disciplines both within and outside of the University of Antwerp, with the university college partners and with other potential partners.

Our scientific research is structured along four domains of research.