Tranzo is Tilburg University's 'Scientific center for care and welfare'.
Its mission is to build a bridge between science and practice. Tranzo's interdisciplinary research program offers scope for both fundamental and applied research. Science and practice meet each other and work together in academic centers where universities and health care institutions collaborate to carry out long-term research programmes and to develop a knowledge infrastructure within these institutions.
Knowledge and experience are exchanged, for example by organizing joint symposia and workshops, by actually working together in practice, by bringing in work placement students, and by compiling joint publications. The setup is comparable to that of university hospitals. Science practitioners, people who work at health care institutions and have a part-time posting to the university, are a very important link in this process
The objective of Tranzo is, through interdisciplinary research, to obtain, develop and then provide information on (new) concepts in the areas of:
- the contents of the coherent supply of care and services
- matching the demand for and supply of care and services
- organization, financing, legislation and regulations concerning the provision of care and services
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Tranzo advisory body
The advisory body advise Tranzo on the basic ideas of the policy and the organization regarding research and reach of the department. The intention of the advises is to strengthen the position of Tranzo within the university and the health field.
Prof. H. F. L. Garretsen, Chairman of Tranzo