Niederrhein Institute for Regional and Structural Research (NIERS)

The institute has been commissioned with conducting application-oriented and policy advisory regional research. The key objectives in this research work are socio-economic thematic questions relating to structural change.
Furthermore, all aspects of "regional sustainability" in the sense of a holistic consideration of economic, ecological and social changes are relevant. The regional focus lies in the region of the "Niederrhein" (Lower Rhine), which means the major catchment area for the Hochschule Niederrhein.

 

The Niederrhein Institute for Regional and Structural Research (NIERS) ...

 

... is an research institute of the Hochschule Niederrhein,


... analyses socio-economic topics at regional level,


... conducts practice-oriented and policy advisory research,


... is open to interdisciplinary collaboration,


... and promotes the "Niederrhein" and its ancillary fields.