Quantified Self Institute (QSI) was established in 2012 at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) with a clear mission:
To improve quality of life by generating and sharing knowledge in the field of Quantified Self (QS).
How do we do this? By collecting, sharing and creating knowledge and skills about tools and methods of quantified self, i.e. self tracking for accurate observation of the self. Ideally, having more control over personal data leads to increased personal health. Furthermore, the body of knowledge that is created by self-tracking stimulates innovations in healthcare. We believe that this can ultimately lead to a higher quality of life.
We collect, share and create QS knowledge and skills in three ways:
- Applied research | We enable research on tools and methods of self tracking
- Education | We teach (international) students about QS through various forms of education
- Knowledge transfer | We advise businesses on QS, support other educational institutions to develop their own QS curricula, and spread our knowledge through lectures, public events and our own QS Journal