Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is home to several outstanding departments in education and research. Students and scientists contribute to education programmes at the bachelor's, master's and PhD levels and take part in innovative research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

News

  • LHCb experiment

    Maastricht officially admitted into LHCb experiment at CERN

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Maastricht University has been officially admitted into the LHCb experiment at CERN, starting January 2020. At the same time, the Faculty of Science and Engineering installed a new chair, prof. Marcel Merk, on collider physics into the newly founded research group.

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  • Vincent Nieboer

    Upcoming student wins Topsector Chemistry Scholarship

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The Royal Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) has awarded a scholarship to Vincent Nieboer, a newly admitted master’s student Biobased Materials.

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  • Ancient Origins of Modern Board Games

    Ancient Origins of Modern Board Games

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    American station BYU Radio talks ancient board games and artificial intelligence with Dr. Cameron Browne for their show Top of Mind (interview in English).

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  • Marc Pont, alumnus Data Science for Decision Making

    "I’m surprised by the recentness of the knowledge that I gained"

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    Marc Pont, alumnus of the master's programme in Data Science for Decision Making, discusses the atmosphere, curriculum and job search.

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  • AI is not a panacea – but is helpful

    AI is not a panacea – but is helpful

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Prof. Gerhard Weiss discusses why companies can be reluctant about AI applications although they think it is a game changer in their domain (essay in German).

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  • Balasz Erdos wins poster award

    Balazs Erdos wins poster award

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    140 researchers came together for the EMBO Workshop: Precision Health: Molecular Basis, Technology and Digital Health to present and discuss the promises and challenges of precision health and the molecular insights necessary to enable a maintenance of wellness and prevention of disease.

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  • Ines Stelk and Liza Diane Gordin win Kremers Incentive Awards

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Liza Diane Gordin and Ines Stelk took home the Kremers Incentive Awards 2019 in the bachelor’s and master’s categories on Saturday 30 November.

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  • Maastricht Science Programme alumna wins Darwin thesis award

    Maastricht Science Programme alumna wins Darwin thesis award

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    A Maastricht Science Programme alumna won the Darwin thesis award at the National Biology Students Conference 2019.

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  • London street

    Research into Japanese puzzles prompts London adventure for master's student

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    A love for Japanese culture snowballed into a London conference trip for Lianne Hufkens, master's student Artificial Intelligence.

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  • still Animation video Personal Health Train

    Do algorithms help make healthcare better?

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. At Maastricht University, the research group led by Professor of Clinical Data Sciences André Dekker is also working on answers to this question.

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  • How safe is it to drink from recycled cups?

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    On 15 November, Professor Dick T.H.M. Sijm gave his inaugural address, entitled ‘There is more behind the label’, and accepted the function of Associate Professor at Maastricht University (UM). He will work at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University College Venlo in Venlo. His chair is called: Food safety in a sustainable economy.

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  • UM Beta faculty Randwyck

    Maastricht University expands with science faculty in Randwyck

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Read more
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Winands

    Mark Winands appointed as professor of Machine Reasoning

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Mark Winands has been appointed as professor of Machine Reasoning at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).

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  • 11 students, 4 researchers, 3 crowdfunding campaigns

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    This Fall, Maastricht University’s crowdfunding platform UM Crowd supports campaigns initiated by Mathilde, Marcel, Jeanette, Erik and 11 students from the Maastricht Science Programme. Meet the campaign owners and their projects.

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  • joordens en claessens

    Is time on our side?

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Until recently, palaeontology and evolutionary biology were not among the key disciplines at UM. This is set to change, say the newly appointed professors José Joordens and Leon Claessens.

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  • Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab

    Law & Tech Lab on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Another feature on BNR Nieuwsradio: Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab. (Report in Dutch)

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  • Venlo

    New accommodation for Campus Venlo

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 Read more
  • UM team wins 'Best Biologists of the Netherlands 2019'

    UM team wins national biology contest

    Monday, October 7, 2019 Read more
  • Einstein telescope

    Limburg soil stable enough for Einstein Telescope

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    The possible construction of the Einstein Telescope in South Limburg is a step closer now that research has shown that the soil under the hills is stable enough for the ten-kilometre-long detectors of gravitational waves. Maastricht University, one of the participants in the project, is pleased with the results.

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  • The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    BNR Nieuwsradio’s show 'Wetenschap Vandaag' (‘Science Today’) spoke with Dr. Cameron Browne. (Report in Dutch)

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Events

Faculty of Science and Engineering in the media

  • Ancient Origins of Modern Board Games

    Ancient Origins of Modern Board Games

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    American station BYU Radio talks ancient board games and artificial intelligence with Dr. Cameron Browne for their show Top of Mind (interview in English).

    Read more
  • AI is not a panacea – but is helpful

    AI is not a panacea – but is helpful

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Prof. Gerhard Weiss discusses why companies can be reluctant about AI applications although they think it is a game changer in their domain (essay in German).

    Read more
  • Gideon Koekoek @ Makkelijk Praten

    Gideon Koekoek featured on 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Detecting gravitational waves? Einstein said that it would be impossible because of the giganticly small scale of it. But Gideon Koekoek is doing research into gravitational wave detection...in your face, Albert!

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  • Jan Scholtes at Big Data Expo 2019

    Interview with Prof. Jan Scholtes at Big Data Expo 2019

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Studio Data discusses text mining, AI education in Maastricht and the benefits of being both CSO of ZyLAB and extraordinary professor (interview in Dutch).

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  • Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab

    Law & Tech Lab on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Another feature on BNR Nieuwsradio: Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab. (Report in Dutch)

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  • Jacco de Vries bij 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast

    Jacco de Vries featured on 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    What’s the matter? Everything! Everything is matter! Even the opposite of matter, anti-matter, is actually just matter. But then mirrored over in time, space and charge. Complicated stuff, but not for Dr. Jacco de Vries.

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  • The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    BNR Nieuwsradio’s show 'Wetenschap Vandaag' (‘Science Today’) spoke with Dr. Cameron Browne. (Report in Dutch)

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  • AI generates logos from whole cloth

    AI generates logos from whole cloth

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Cedric Oeldorf’s MSc thesis resulted in LoGAN v2: an AI that creates high-quality logos. Tech website Venturebeat discussed the preprint. (Article in English.)

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  • Chatbot DKE

    #MeTooMaastricht chatbot in the news

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Together with Dr. Jerry Spanakis, five DKE master’s students built a chatbot that helps victims of sexual harrassment. UK-based online tech magazine The Register discussed their preprint. (Article in English)

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  • KI als Schulfach

    Essay on the position of AI in Europe

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Prof. Gerhard Weiss wrote an essay for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung: ‘KI als Schulfach’. What can policy makers and businesses do to ensure Europe stays competitive in the field of Artificial Intelligence? (Essay in German)

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková in I/O Magazine

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    The July issue of the magazine of ICT Platform Netherlands (IPN) features Dr. Kateřina Staňková discussing her vision of the future: treating metastatic cancer with the help of mathematics. (Interview in Dutch)

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  • DKE - Ancient games and Artificial Intelligence

    Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    MIT Technology Review discusses the Digital Ludeme Project and the founding of a new research field combining AI and the study of ancient games.

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  • game theory

    Using game theory to treat cancer

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Dr. Kateřina Staňková discusses using game theory for cancer treatment on Australia’s ABC Radio National (interview in English).

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Game theory increases the chances of surviving metastatic cancer

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Czech university magazine Universitas interviews Dr. Kateřina Staňková about mathematics in cancer treatment (article in English).

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  • Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Maastricht als hoofdstad van vlaai en van Pi

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Regional newspaper De Limburger reports on our alternative city guide, Math/Maastricht (article in Dutch).

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  • Sir Roger Penrose

    De fascinatievolger interviews Dr. Ronald Westra

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    De Fascinatievolger interviews Dr. Ronald Westra about physics at UM and discusses the upcoming visit of Sir Roger Penrose (podcast in Dutch).

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  • DKE - Digital Ludeme Project - Senet

    Een oud spel gevonden zonder regels? Deze wetenschapper reconstrueert ze

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    Dr. Cameron Browne on the Digital Ludeme Project and his PhD research in Dutch newspaper Trouw (article in Dutch)

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  • infinitygames

    Onderzoek naar kunst verpakt in computerspel The Infinity Games

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Regional newspaper De Limburger talks about The Infinity Games, a collaboration between DKE researchers and an artist exploring whether computers can create ‘beautiful’ art (article in Dutch).

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  • Math/Maastricht

    Eerlijk delen volgens de heilige schrift

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Column by Ionica Smeets in national newspaper de Volkskrant, based on a lecture by Prof. Dr. Frank Thuijsman (column in Dutch)

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Ready Player One: Beating Cancer With Game Theory

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    US-based Fortune discusses the study ‘Optimizing cancer treatment with game theory’ by Dr. Kateřina Staňková and colleagues

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  • Klokhuis nomination Serious gaming

    Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs 2017

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Together with artist Marie van Vollenhoven, Dr. Jerry Spanakis and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss were nominated for the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs 2017 with their project The Infinity Games. The popular Dutch children’s tv show gives out the award annually (web page in Dutch).

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  • Reinout helpt de krimpregio's: Limburg

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Prof. Dr. Frank Thuijsman discusses KE@Work on Dutch Radio 1 (interview in Dutch)

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  • ICT4Life

    ICT4Life in Computer Vision News

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Computer Vision News discussed ICT4Life - life improvement for the elderly - with the Affective & Visual Computing Lab crew.  

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  • Gerhard Weiss

    He gave me the freedom to find out what I wanted

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss talks about his PhD surpervisor, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bauer, to university newspaper Observant (interview in English).

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  • KE@Work - Frank Thuijsman

    Vodafone neemt studenten kennistechnologie in dienst

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Dutch national newspaper De Telegraaf writes about KE@Work and speaks to Dr. Frank Thuijsman (article in Dutch).

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