The IMPALLA programme has several important assets. Unique because of its international and comparative focus on the analysis of social policy, the high calibre of its staff and the international character of its student body also make the programme exemplary. The IMPALLA programme provides an up-to-date ICT environment and special access to national and international comparative micro databases. Finally, students are conscientiously guided by a team of assistant professors and researchers.
By the end of the programme, students should be able to grasp both the overall socio-economic picture and the crucial social-policy issues at stake. They should be able to choose and master the correct methodologies needed to analyse the available databases. And they should be able to present and communicate the results of their personal research.