Great minds may think alike, but they also tend to think in various directions and from different points of view. They need a focal point in order to achieve great things together, be they scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers, students or innovators.
To fill this need, all four Utrecht University’s strategic themes have developed one or more 'hubs': breeding ground for innovative and interdisciplinary research in collaboration with various partners. The Child Expertise Center functions as a hub for Dynamics of Youth.
What happens at the Child Expertise Center?
As a central point and breeding ground for innovative and interdisciplinary research, the Child Expertise Center offers possibilities for collaboration between knowledge institutions, social organisations and businesses. Research within the Child Expertise Center is supported and propelled by the application of state-of-the-art infrastructure, such as shared data and lab facilities.
It provides, among others, the infrastructure for YOUth, a large-scale, long-term cohort study, which follows children and charts their development from before birth until the age of 18.