Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy
The Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy is part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Research of the Faculty of Medicine at KU Leuven. KU Leuven, founded in 1425, comprises the University as well as University Hospitals Leuven and the KU Leuven Research & Development tech transfer office (LRD). Currently 58,194 students are enrolled, of which 10,233 international students, and more than 7000 researchers and 5000 PhD students are working at KU Leuven. It is ranked 5th in the Reuters World Ranking of Most Innovative Universities. Multiple large scale projects funded by the European Commission have been coordinated by the Institute. Halfway Horizon 2020, KU Leuven ranked 5th European University in terms of receiving funding. This demonstrates the competitiveness and international high standard of KU Leuven research and researchers. The Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy has a long tradition in studies related to understanding and optimizing the quality of healthcare. It entails six highly productive research domains: quality and patient safety, health systems and policies, health economics, law in healthcare, communication in health care and, healthcare ethics. The Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy is a designated WHO Collaborating Center on Human Resources for Health Research and Policy
Research Group Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology
The research group Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (WOPP), is part of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, located in KU Leuven, the Europe’s most innovative university since 2016 and the World’s 24th best university (Reuters, THE). WOPP is formed by internationally renowned scholars with strong academic experience. The group focuses on work related stress, including the analysis of work related antecedents and consequences of burnout and work engagement, and has extensive experience with the analysis of quantitative data (large scale datasets), using sophisticated and innovative statistical methods. The group is embedded in strong international research networks, is involved in applied studies and advice to organizations as well, and has been involved in a multitude of national and international large scale studies on work stress, burnout and work engagement in the past.