News and events


  • Circular Engineering

    Last call to become the engineer of the future!

    Monday, May 3, 2021

    The application deadline for the BSc Circular Engineering has been extended! For EU/EEA-students, you can now apply up to and including 1 August 2021.

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  • Prof. Stefan Hild

    ERC Advanced Grant for improved gravitational wave detection

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    The European Research Council today announced that it will award more than €2 million to Prof. Stefan Hild as part of its ERC Advanced funding scheme.

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  • Getting Started in Data Science

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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  • UM rector touches base with students and staff

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Read more
  • LHCb

    “Cautious excitement” among physicists: evidence of deviation from the Standard Model and rare observations at CERN

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    The LHCb experiment at the particle accelerator of European institute CERN, which also involves physicists from Maastricht University, today presented results that suggest a deviation from the Standard Model of physics.

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  • Limburg logistics innovation institute BISCI can continue

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    After eighteen months of preparation, the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) in Venlo can continue with the implementation of logistics projects. With BISCI, the logistics region North Limburg has a knowledge center in which knowledge institutions, companies and government participate.

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  • Amrapali Zaveri and Anna Schueth

    Anna Schueth and Ilja Arts win Amrapali Zaveri Award

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Read more
  • chill

    CHILL celebrates 10 years: from linear to circular

    Friday, March 5, 2021 Read more
  • New: AI hub on Smart Services Campus

    Friday, February 26, 2021 Read more
  • STEM as a driving force for economy in Limburg

    STEM as a driving force for economy in Limburg

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Since 2010, Maastricht University has invested heavily in collaboration with the Province of Limburg to increase their offer of natural sciences. The project, called "Strengthening natural sciences", will enter the next phase in 2021, thanks to a new contribution from the Province of Limburg.

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  • Michelle Moerel

    Embracing women and girls in science

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

    For decades, women are underrepresented in science, and in particular in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    Everyone wins: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students work on business cases

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    The bachelor’s programme in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence now offers the opportunity – in collaboration with Brightlands-based BSSC and BISS – for third-year students to complete a semester project with a company or organization.

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  • Engineer of the future brings green chemistry a step closer

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at Maastricht University (UM) will begin offering a new bachelor's programme in ‘Circular Engineering’ in September 2021. This course will provide in a new kind of engineer, trained not just in one field, but in a wide variety of disciplines.

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  • Nieboer pitch

    ‘Power to the farmers’

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

    UM students Vincent and Laura Nieboer, inspired by their father, came up with an accessible concept to help farmers worldwide stop the depletion of agricultural land. They recently pitched their idea at the ‘Little big talks’ on the occasion of the celebration of 80 years of materials science and innovation at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen.

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  • Young woman examining plastic granules

    Students win 50,000 euro in Young Plastic Pollution Challenge

    Monday, January 11, 2021 Read more
  • ET Pathfinder clean room

    Construction ETpathfinder cleanroom starts

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    The hightech floor of the Einstein telescope prototype was finished and now the building of the cleanroom is in full swing.

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  • biden bord

    How can Biden heal divisions in the US?

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Read more

    Mask certification via new lab at UM institute AMIBM

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Read more
  • Hidde van Steenwijk

    Vegetables and fruit are healthy. And we're going to prove it.

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Hidde van Steenwijk, a former pharmacy student, became fascinated by the health effects of vegetables and fruit and is now a PhD student at University College Venlo. Within the Dutch government’s top-sector project 'The Value(s) of Vegetables and Fruit' he will be working on an innovative challenge model over the next four years through which he hopes to scientifically demonstrate the health benefits of fruit and vegetables.

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  • Natural Maastricht: compact city in a wide landscape

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 Read more
  • iGEM 2020 logo

    Student team win silver in iGEM competition

    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    A team of 13 UM students has won a silver medal in the prestigious iGEM competition in synthetic biology. The team focused on combating the oak processionary caterpillar.

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  • Katarina Stankova

    NWO awards first ‘Stairway to Impact’ prize to Dr. Kateřina Staňková

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Read more
  • USA election

    Pint of Science: PintNLthuis#10 - USA Election 2020

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Roberta Haar from the University College Maastricht and Professor on Foreign Policy Analysis & Transatlantic Relations. She will chat about the USA 2020 Election and provide insight into what the outcome of the elections means for the global community

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  • A discussion of a book: The Churchill Complex

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Join us for a conversation with one of the West’s leading thinkers on America’s place in the world, Ian Buruma, on his new book The Churchill Complex.

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  • De impact van de VS-verkiezingen op Limburg

    De impact van de VS verkiezingen op Limburg

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Wat betekent de uitslag van de Amerikaanse verkiezingen voor de relatie tussen de VS, Europa, Nederland en Limburg? Dat is het centrale thema van AvondGasten Europa op dinsdag 24 november met Prof. Roberta Haar.

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Faculty of Science and Engineering in the media

  • Lokalzeit

    Einstein-Teleskop für Region?

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    German TV channel WDR has made an item about ETpathfinder and the Einstein Telescope.

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  • Limburg wil het Mekka van de natuurkunde worden

    Limburgs aims to become the Mecca of physics (Dutch)

    Friday, March 12, 2021

    The Einstein Telescope, an advanced device for detecting gravitational waves, may be coming to the Netherlands. South Limburg is seen as one of the suitable European regions where the machine can be built. If the Einstein Telescope comes to Limburg, it will offer both scientific and socio-economic benefits for the region.

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  • Stefan Hild

    “I feel like Alice in Wonderland”

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Professor Stefan Hild on the Einstein Telescope, Sardinia and the cosmos

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  • DKE on Das Erste (Europamagazin)

    DKE on Das Erste (Europamagazin)

    Sunday, February 16, 2020

    German national TV channel Das Erste (ARD) visited DKE to discuss how Brexit may impact European research collaborations and students (TV fragment in German).

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  • DKE - Ancient games and Artificial Intelligence

    Is this the original board game of death?

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Science covered a publication by archaeologist Walter Crist (Digital Ludeme Project), which spread to news outlets across the world including Daily Mail (UK) and Fox News (US).

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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), which led to international coverage in newspapers Het Financieele Dagblad (NL), De Morgen (BE) and El País (ESP).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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