The School CAPHRI is part of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University (UM).

UM is the most international university in the Netherlands and stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world (THE and QS ranking). In the CWUR by subject (2017), UM ranks world nr. 1 in ‘Education, scientific disciplines’ and nr. 8 in Primary Health Care. 

FHML is UM’s largest faculty, comprising 65% of the total staff and budget of Maastricht University. FHML is part of Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (Maastricht UMC+), a cooperative alliance with Maastricht's academic hospital. 

Within the School CAPHRI over 300 employees and almost 400 PhD candidates work together in 16 discipline-oriented Departments, 6 theme-oriented Research Lines, and 5 regional Living Labs. In 2016, CAPHRI changed its name from ‘School for Public Health and Primary Care’ to ‘Care and Public Health Research Institute’ to better reflect its evolution towards research along the entire Care Chain, ranging from Prevention and Primary care to Rehabilitation and Elderly Care (please see our Organisational Chart). The School is traditionally well connected both in the region and internationally.