University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Population Research Centre
The Population Research Centre is an internationally oriented demographic research and training institute.
The Population Research Centre (PRC) in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented demographic research and training institute.
An international orientation is the dominant characteristic of the Population Research Centre. PhD researchers and Master’s students come to the PRC from all over the world. The University of Groningen is the only university in The Netherlands where students can obtain a Master’s degree in Population studies.
The research programme of the Population Research Centre, entitled ‘Population and Wellbeing in Context‘, refers to research on the issues of population and health as embedded in the socio-cultural and spatial context in which people live. Global Health & Development is one of the research lines within the larger research programme with child nutrition as one of the topics.
Hinke Haisma is adjunct professor in Population and Child Health and has a background in Nutrition from Wageningen University. She worked for the UN (IAEA and WHO) in the past. Her research focuses on the development of a Multi-dimensional index for child growth using a capability framework.