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HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society

Research Institute

Lifecycle:1 Jul 1977  →  Today
Organisation profile:

HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute of KU Leuven. HIVA specialises in academic and policy-oriented research that can provide a very specific response to current policy issues. We carry out research that works! Bringing together experts from different disciplines and our specialisation in policy-oriented research on work and society give HIVA a unique position within KU Leuven and outside the university.

Applied and policy-oriented research is our core activity. Our research should lead to practical applications in society. This is achieved through the many publications, organizing numerous training initiatives such as seminars, conferences and workshops and providing advice and ‘individually tailored’ expertise.

The research activities of HIVA are organised into six groups, namely Work and Organisation; Labour Market; Poverty, Social Integration and Migration; Sustainable Development; Education and Lifelong Learning; Welfare State and Housing. Our staff are highly motivated university researchers. As economists, sociologists, political scientists, educationalists or psychologists, they all strive for the utmost scientific quality. It therefore gives us great pleasure to work with other knowledge centres at our university and elsewhere. We participate in numerous international academic networks, both in Europe and beyond.

At HIVA, we believe it is particularly important for you to be able to make use of our services. We are open to discussion and collaboration in relation to research, training and knowledge-sharing.

Keywords:Labour market, Working conditions, Labour movement, Syndicalism, European policies, Social welfare, Socio-economic policy, Education
Disciplines:Law, Other economics and business, Citizenship, immigration and political inequality, International and compartive politics, Multilevel governance, National politics, Political behaviour, Political organisations and institutions, Political theory and methodology, Public administration, Other political science, Applied economics, Economic history, Macroeconomics and monetary economics, Microeconomics, Tourism, Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth, Sociology of organisations and occupations, Applied sociology, Social change, Social work, Other sociology and anthropology