Netspar provides education to graduate students at the master’s level and pension professionals, thereby aiding in the development of human capital for both the pensions and insurance industry and the field of pension and retirement research.

For professionals and directors in the pensions and insurance industry, Netspar offers the Netspar TIAS Master Class in Pension Innovation. Details on the program can be found at Netspar TIAS Academy.

Graduate students: Netspar Pensions Honors Program

For graduate students, there is the Netspar Pensions Honors Program, which is a possible specialization for all of the master’s programs offered by TiSEM, the Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University untill August 2021. In addition to the specialized curriculum for the program, Netspar offers students a community program that includes company visits, peer review sessions, and meetings with experts.

Milan de Reede (Alumnus Finance & Netspar)
Talent Development: Thesis Awards

To motivate talented students and up-and-coming researchers, Netspar gives out annual Thesis Awards in the amount of €3,000 for the best thesis/dissertation written in the field of aging and retirement financing in the categories of Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD, as well as one for the best final project in the TIAS Pension Innovation Master Class.

Microlearning Modules

As knowledge partner to the SPO educational institute, Netspar develops short knowledge clips for pension fund managers. These microlearning modules are part of the SPO Perform online knowledge platform for pension fund managers. In addition to the videos, Netspar research is also shared in the form of one pagers and webinars.

Last modified August 10, 2021.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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