Getting a PhD in the Arts is now possible in Limburg. It can be done in Merian. A collaboration in the area of artistic research between Zuyd Hogeschool, Maastricht Univeristy and the Jan van Eyk Academie.
MERIAN will be launched in the coming academic year as a space for collaborative research in between making and thinking. PhD candidates engage in innovative styles of research, utilizing the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices. Their research addresses urgent matters of societal concern apparent in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. This collaboration between Maastricht University, Zuyd Hogeschool and the Jan van Eyck Academie builds on existing expertise from the research, arts and higher education networks in Maastricht. The distinct Maastricht style of ‘research in and through the arts’ is problem-based, methodologically innovative, and focuses on interdisciplinary topics that can fruitfully be explored across the arts and academia.