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The Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies is one of the priority research institutes of the University of Twente and performs multi-disciplinary research and postgraduate research training in the field of the governance and management of technological and social innovation. In this, issues of co-ordination, steering and the operation of (networks of) institutions in both public and private sectors are core research foci, based on a multi-level, multi-actor perspective. IGS strives to combine scientific excellence with relevance for our stakeholders in the public and private sector.


19 Jan 2017 - Better Internet of Things security The University of Twente will investigate novel ways to improve the security for Internet of Things applications. 12 Jan 2017 - UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE DOCTORAL CANDIDATE RESEARCHED 355 DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED BY MILITARY PERSONNEL Through her research, doctoral candidate Miriam de Graaff identified 355 moral dilemmas experienced by servicemen and women of all ranks and all levels of experience with deployment. 9 Jan 2017 - Risk reduction of train accidents through daily after-work team reflection A thirty-minute meeting of ProRail’s rail traffic management team at the end of every working day would significantly improve the way to deal with unexpected and unforeseen situations. There is a corresponding decline in the risk of (near) accidents. Team reflection sessions should be an integral part of the rail infrastructure operator’s corporate culture. This concludes Willy Siegel, based on his research into ‘Team reflection on weak resilience signals’. 21 Dec 2016 - Partners of cancer patients satisfied with web-based self-help intervention Twenty to thirty percent of the partners of cancer patients suffer from psychological problems. This percentage is even higher if the patients in question are terminally ill. With this in mind, scientists from the University of Twente’s Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies and VU University Medical Center have developed a web-based self-help intervention for people in this situation. Nadine Köhle’s PhD research showed that the partners involved were satisfied with the intervention, and that it helped them to cope better with their situation.