Joint Research Center Zeeland: a unique research institute

The Joint Research Center Zeeland (JRCZ) is a brand new research institute located next to the HZ location in Middelburg. Doing research is an important part of a higher education programme. As a student of the technical programmes, you will work at the JRCZ. You will work in state-of-the-art laboratories with the latest technologies.

The newest labs

There are 5 different labs in the building:

  1. a data science lab with Google-like vibe
  2. a state-of-the-art chemistry lab
  3. an engineering lab with the latest technologies
  4. an ecology lab with research on water and food
  5. a biobased building for a sustainable future

You will find the latest facilities, such as 3d printers and large video walls for virtual reality and augmented reality.

In the makerspaces found on every floor, you will work on projects together with others and creativity will take centre stage. And did you know that in the future you will even be able to work on research on the roof?

Research themes in the JRCZ are water, energy, food and biobased economy.


At the JRCZ, you work together with other students, lecturers, researchers and the professional field on innovative solutions to societal challenges. At the JRCZ, you will be inspired and creatively challenged.

You can visit the JRCZ during our Open Days. Check for the upcoming Open Day.

Visit the JRCZ website