CARIM employs 250 researchers from 13 disciplines, about 120 PhD students and 50 technical and support staff members. Together, they are unraveling the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases.
With an annual budget of approximately 25,000,000 Euros, CARIM is one of the largest cardiovascular research institutes in Europe, producing more than 500 scientific articles and approximately 30 PhD dissertations per year.
In the last ten years CARIM papers were published in high impact journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature Medicine, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Circulation, Lancet Neurology, and Journal of American College of Cardiology. Bibliometric analyses (1998-2010/2011) illustrate that publications from CARIM have been cited 1.79 times more often than the world mean for the cardiovascular field.
CARIM is one of the five schools of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University and is embedded within the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+).