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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.


11 Oct 2017 - NO POLICIES WITHOUT FRAMING - MEGA-NOURISHMENT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT 26 Sep 2017 - COPD action plan shortens exacerbation duration and reduces hospital admissions The University of Twente and Medisch Spectrum Twente Enschede carried out the first study worldwide that shows patients with COPD (lung disease caused by smoking) and other diseases (heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression) have better outcomes if they follow a self-management programme with a customised action plan. 25 Sep 2017 - Failure of communications in the Dutch Caribbean comes as no surprise Recently, the University of Twente joined forces with the University of Curacao and Saxion University of Applied sciences to do research with regard to the effectiveness and quality of the communications and alert systems in the Dutch Caribbean. 17 Aug 2017 - UT alumnus writes Best Entrepreneurship PhD Thesis of 2016 Last week, Dr Arjan Frederiks received the “Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award” for the best entrepreneurship PhD thesis of 2016. 3 Aug 2017 - Help Teachers use ICT effectively Noortje Janssen (UT researcher) – How can we ensure that ICT is used effectively in the Classroom? In this column, Noortje Janssen, who defended her doctoral thesis in June 2017, advocates for appropriate support for teachers. 24 Jul 2017 - UT and UM start joint research project into recidivism after victim-offender mediation A team of researchers from the University of Twente (UT) and Maastricht University (UM) will test an innovative model to explain why mediation in criminal cases helps to reduce criminal recidivism.