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.

News

  • Michelle Moerel nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017

    Michelle Moerel nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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  • Food Innovation Awards Campus Venlo

    Campus Venlo students win preliminary round European food innovation competition

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Friday 19 May, three teams of the Health Food Innovation Management master’s programme (UM’s Campus Venlo) took first, second and third place in the preliminary round of the Ecothophelia competition: a Europe-wide competition between student teams of both universities and colleges.

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  • Yvonne van der Meer joins Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

    Yvonne van der Meer member scientific committee of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

    Monday, May 22, 2017
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  • AMIBM - Prof. Schilberg

    AMIBM hosts 2nd annual Applied Biobased Materials Conference

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    On the 12th of May, the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) hosted the 2nd annual Applied Biobased materials Conference (ABC) in the inspiring surroundings of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen.

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  • Students UCV

    National Student Survey: UM scored well with regard to internationalisation

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Just like last year, students were generally quite positive about the Maastricht University (UM) study programmes. Fourteen of the seventeen themes showed increased appreciation compared to last year, with UM doing particularly well and scoring above average with regard to the new theme of 'internationalisation'.

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  • AMIBM - Richard Ramakers reveives the Ralf Raue award

    AMIBM wins Ralf Raue Innovation Award 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    During the BIOMEDICA Life Sciences Summit, which took place on 9-10 May in Eindhoven (NL), the Ralf Raue Innovation Award for Life Sciences 2017 was awarded to the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMBIM).

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  • SMART

    SURF subsidy for development open online services

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has selected the project ‘Leading to Success: SMART Choices and SMART Tools’, submitted by project leader Dr. Mindel van de Laar , for funding in a competitive selection process to encourage open and online education.

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  • Pim Martens

    On the huggability and emotions of animals

    Monday, May 8, 2017 Read more
  • brain umc+

    Research group headed by Elia Formisano reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    New study published in this week’s issue of PNAS reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening.

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  • Minor Maastricht Science Programme feature image

    Maastricht Science Progamme researchers and students develop novel assay for bacterial detection

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Researchers and students of Maastricht Science Progamme published an article in ACS Infectious Diseases last week concerning the development of a novel low-cost bacterial identification assay.

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  • Embryonic Stem Cell

    Interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio publishes paper in PLOS Genetics on stem cell cycle

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    In this work, the interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio, uncovers genes that are responsible for the pluripotency and proliferation of embryonic stem cells.

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  • ICIS and UNU-MERIT World Leading Institutes

    What Next for ‘World Leading’ UNU-MERIT & ICIS?

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    A committee of four Dutch and German professors gave the institutes very high marks for societal relevance, research quality and viability during an independent assessment.

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  • SSCAIT Logo

    DKE student wins Student StarCraft AI Tournament

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Martin Rooijackers (Master student Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering – Maastricht University) and his LetaBot took part in the annual Student StarCraft AI Tournament and won in both the student-division as well as the mixed division!

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  • Refugee evening

    Maastricht University hosts event on importance of education for refugees

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    On Monday evening 27 March, in a full auditorium of the Maastricht University administration building, various institutions presented the results of a unique and intensive cooperation to support the integration of refugees. Since the fall of 2015, these organisations have closely collaborated to support refugees in this region in finding suitable education.

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  • Food as a medicine

    Food as medicine

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Dr Alie de Boer – a food scientist at University College Venlo, a satellite campus of Maastricht University – recently published an article in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Based on a comprehensive literature study, she revealed the importance of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E in managing chronic inflammatory lung diseases, such as COPD and autoimmune sarcoidosis.

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  • Sjeng Kremers

    ICIS Alumna Annika de Flor wins Kremers Award

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Annika de Flor has won the Kremers Award for her Master thesis: 'Water-related Ecosystem Services in the Environmental Impact Assessments in the Peruvian mining industry’.

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  • ENERGISE

    Energise Europe

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Across 30 European countries, researchers of ICIS, Maastricht University’s scientific institute for sustainable development, and their research partners are searching for projects that seek to change people’s energy consumption at home. The target is to collect information on 1,000 projects that will inspire the design and implementation of 16 Living Labs in eight countries to study individual and collective influences on energy consumption

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  • ICIS - ENERGISE

    ENERGISE project meeting in Maastricht

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Two months after the official project kick-off, delegates of the ten organisations participating in the ENERGISE consortium convened in Maastricht to review the work done so far and to plan the tasks ahead.

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  • Sustainable pathways in agriculture: beyond certification

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    ICIS Maastricht University and Wageningen University (WUR) organized a fruitful and inspiring symposium to present knowledge and insights gathered in two projects: SPIN and SUSPENSE.

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  • ICIS Book

    ICIS releases new book

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    ICIS released a new book which gives an overview of the diversity and richness of ongoing and recent sustainable development research at the institute in 35 short chapters, and it introduces ICIS research agenda for the coming years.

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