Faculty of Humanities and Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences (FHS) is the incubator and home of several outstanding departments and prestigious institutions in education and research. Our scientists and scholars contribute to international education programmes at the bachelor's, master's and PhD levels and take part in innovative research in the fields of humanities, education, governance, sustainability, data science and natural science.

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  • MSP - Goggles

    Maastricht Science Programme brings collection of Natural History Museum Maastricht to life

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Thursday 21 September Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Natural History Museum Maastricht signed the covenant, making their collaboration official.

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  • One project, two countries, three PhD candidates

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    No fewer than three academics from the Scientific Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (SPIN) will be obtaining their doctoral degree at Maastricht University (UM) in the coming week.

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  • FHS Ben Feringa

    “You don’t need to be in Harvard or MIT to win a Nobel Prize”

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Nobel Prize winner prof. Ben Feringa was the guest of honour yesterday at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus during the Collegetour. During this event it became very apparent that Ben Feringa is a man with a passion for science, who loves his students but still has his feet firmly planted on the ground.

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  • Art restauration

    Laboratories at Chemelot participate in art research

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  • Research heart rhythm failures

    Nearly one million euros to cardiac arrhythmia research

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A major subsidy from the Netherlands Heart Foundation will enable Prof. dr. Paul Volders and Dr. Matthijs Cluitmans to expand their research into ventricular fibrillation.

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  • Eminem

    Rappers more educated than pop artists?

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    DKE student Thomas Vrancken uses text-mining to prove that the vocabulary of rappers is significantly richer than that pop music artists.

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  • Systems Biology - Graduates

    First students graduated at UM in Systems Biology

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Last week, the first graduation ceremony ever for the master’s programme Systems Biology took place. After two years of hard work, the first batch of students received their well-deserved master diplomas.

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  • Biobased Materials - Graduates

    First graduates of UM's Biobased Materials MSc

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    After two years of hard work, the first graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme Biobased Materials.

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  • Harry Potter

    Extracting spells in Harry Potter

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    How many spells are cast by the characters in the seven Harry Potter books? That’s what master’s students of Data Science for Decision Making Moritz Haine and Markus Dienstknecht wanted to find out in celebration of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary. To answer their question, they used text mining, an information retrieval technique common in computer science.

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  • MSP - Connor Deacon-Price

    MSP undergraduate presents anti-cancer research at Conference in Copenhagen

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Connor Deacon-Price is a recently graduated student at Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and to be presenting his research in the battle against cancer at a mainstream high-level conference is extremely remarkable

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  • Rubicon Grants

    MaCSBio involved in two research proposals granted by NWO Complexity

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    These questions will be answered in four consortia that have been awarded a NWO-Complexity grant. MaCSBio is involved in two of these consortia and will carry out research regarding complex systems in the field of health and nutrition.

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  • The Garden of Eden is in Maastricht

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 Read more
  • DKE - Robotics

    Research at DKE: an important and permanent transfer of knowledge to a broader audience

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Research conducted by the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) has been positively evaluated by an independent review committee, carried out by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU).

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  • ICIS - Lab kit

    Final URB@Exp conference launches Guidelines and LAB kit for urban lab practitioners

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    From 7-8 June 2017, the URB@Exp project consortium held a final conference in the city of Graz, Austria to present and discuss the results of this 3-years transdisciplinary research project co-funded by JPI Urban Europe.

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  • AMIBM - Research

    Saudi Aramco to support research in Biobased Materials by AMIBM

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, is supporting a research programme on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

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  • MaCSBio Science Day 2016

    Michelle Moerel 2nd Science Talent 2017

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Michelle Moerel, assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio), has reached a second place in the 2017 New Scientist Science Talent contest. 

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  • Freddy Troost

    Golden combination of commerce and science

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    The success of the master’s programme in Health Food Innovation Management was one of the critical factors in whether or not to establish a Maastricht University campus in Venlo. The graduation of the sixth class puts an end to any possible doubt. “We’re sticking around; we’ve proven that we have a right to exist”, says associate professor and programme coordinator Freddy Troost.

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  • MaCSBio - Science Day

    MaCSBio Science Day 2017: a big success!

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The second MaCSBio Science Day was organized on 9 June 2017 at Maastricht University. This time the theme of the Science Day was: Extending Networks and was focused on fostering and expanding MaCSBio’s networks at Maastricht University and beyond.

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  • Food Innovation Awards

    Campus Venlo students on to finals of European food innovation competition

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    The three student teams from the master's Health Food Innovation Management (Campus Venlo) who dominated the preliminary rounds a few weeks ago, drew the first, second and third place in the semi-finals of the Ecotrophelia food innovation contest.

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  • Liard Kranen

    Master Sustainability Science and Policy alumnus Liard Kranen wins waste innovation challenge!

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    In February the NVRD (The largest national waste management association of the Netherlands), the City of Maastricht and Maastricht University EDLAB launched an innovation challenge for solutions for the problem of dumped waste.

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