News and events


  • Thesis awards for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Congratulations to Anna-Lena Krause, Krzysztof Cybulski and Frederik Calsius!

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  • Megatelescope under Limburg hills comes closer

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    More than 900 million euros were recently released by the cabinet for the construction of a unique mega telescope under the hilly soil of Limburg. In Maastricht, physicists are already making the first preparations.

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  • There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Do you have a child who refuses to eat anything green? Rewarding them for trying new vegetables may make them more willing to eat them, a new study claims.

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  • Professor David Groep

    David Groep appointed as endowed professor of e-Infrastructure

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    As of 1 April 2022, David Groep holds an endowed chair at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering. His work revolves around the complex, large-scale ICT infrastructures that provide a foundation for similarly cutting-edge research.

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  • milankovacevic

    Liberal Arts education equally good basis for specialization in master's education as a regular bachelor

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Too broad, too vague, too little disciplinary depth – these arguments are often used by critics when talking about Liberal Arts Education (LAE). Research by PhD candidate Milan Kovačević of University College Maastricht (UCM) shows that there is no evidence of such academic shortcomings among LAE students.

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  • Laura Kollau wins prize

    Laura Kollau wins 'Young Talent and Innovation'-award

    Monday, May 2, 2022

    Assistant Prof Laura Kollau wins 10.000 euros to further her research into more sustainable solvents to make batteries more environmentally friendly, at the Maastricht University Dinner 2022.

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  • Poverty

    UM scientists search for solutions to poverty and debt

    Thursday, April 21, 2022

    Scientists from the Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) at Maastricht University are helping to find solutions to poverty and debt.

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  • Yvonne van der Meer

    Prof. Yvonne van der Meer newly appointed as one of the 15 Members of the CBE JU’s Scientific Committee

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) is a €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe.

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  • groeifonds

    National Growth Fund: millions for knowledge development and innovation projects in Limburg

    Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Het kabinetsbesluit over het toekennen van financiering vanuit het Nationaal Groeifonds biedt perspectief voor het verder ontwikkelen van de kennis- en innovatiekracht in Limburg.

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  • Eugène Dubois

    Lost to the archives

    Monday, April 11, 2022

    In November 2021, four students of Maastricht University were selected to participate in an exclusive masterclass at the Maastricht Science Programme. Led by Goldschmidt, the students were given the opportunity to study the letters of Dubois: a local scientist who ultimately provided the first evidence of the evolutionary transition from apes to humans.

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  • Kim Ragaert

    A second chance for plastic

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.

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  • Circular Plastics

    The European plastics system has to change within 5 years

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    April sees the release of ReShaping Plastics, a new groundbreaking report which shows us the pathways to a circular, climate neutral plastics system in Europe.

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  • groente

    Growers will be able to measure vitamins in the greenhouse

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    As a vegetable or fruit grower, measure how many vitamins are in your products? That is still in the future, but in the Food Screening EMR project companies and knowledge institutes are working on a device that will make this possible.

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    SURF joins Maastricht University and partners in efforts in the field of quantum computing

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Maastricht University, Nikhef, CERN and SURF will address some specific challenges for the LHCb experiment in order to determine which elements of the data analysis chains are best suited for a quantum computing approach.

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  • Judith Kamalski

    Academic heart, commercial head

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  • Towards a healthier countryside

    Thursday, March 24, 2022

    Scientists from Maastricht University will lead a major research program into the health effects of climate adaptation in rural areas. In this programme, MANTRA, researchers from Maastricht University, Radboud University, Wageningen University & Research, Leiden University of Applied Sciences, RIVM, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Naturalis are joining forces.

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  • JRM paper of the year award

    MERLN-AMIBM collaboration paper winner of JMR Paper of the Year Award

    Monday, March 14, 2022

    A paper on thermoplastic scaffolds in tissue regeneration, resulting from an inter-faculty collaboration with Prof. Jules Harings of the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) and members of Lorenzo Moroni's group, has won the Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year.

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  • Student team MSP wins KIVI Engineering Student Team Award

    Monday, March 14, 2022

    The Maastricht University MSP student team wins the first KIVI Engineering Student Team Award with their innovation Methagone. Their innovation, a food supplement made by bacteria that causes cows to emit less methane (greenhouse gas), has been declared the winner by the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI).

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  • Digital Ludeme Project in Atlas

    The oldest game in the Netherlands comes from Limburg

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    In the thermal baths museum in Heerlen, whose masterpiece is the remains of a Roman bathhouse, the remains of something resembling a game have been found.

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  • When you are in the middle of it, you don't just quit

    Friday, February 25, 2022

    Simon Schick (27) a PhD Candidate at Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM). He lives together with his fiancé in Dusseldorf. Simon is currently working on the Marie Sklodowska-Curie BioBased Value Circle Project.

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  • 9.6 million Euros boost to transition to a circular economy

    9.6 million Euros boost to transition to a circular economy

    Thursday, February 24, 2022

    The new international research and demonstration project SYSCHEMIQ is receiving a €9.6 million financial boost from the European Union’s Horizon Green Deal program. The program is intended to facilitate the systemic transition to a circular economy in the region.

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  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Meet our women in science

    Friday, February 11, 2022

    On International Women and Girls in Science day we like to highlight some of UM's women in science.

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  • GWFP's Lex Greeven wins poster prize

    Monday, January 31, 2022

    Lex Greeven, PhD candidate at the department for Gravitational Wave and Fundamental Physics wins poster prize at NWO Physics@Veldhoven

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  • The sense and nonsense of a ginger shot

    The sense and nonsense of a ginger shot

    Monday, January 17, 2022

    Some people swear by drinking a ginger shot. Good for circulation, stimulates digestion and ideal against nausea. So essential for health? Nutrition scientist Alie de Boer responds to this.

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  • ETpathfinder

    Open Universiteit partner in project 'Einstein Telescope Technologies'

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    Het onderzoek dat nodig is om alle technologische uitdagingen die bij de bouw èn de uiteindelijk ingebruikname van de telescoop komen kijken aan te pakken, vindt plaats binnen het onderzoeksproject 'Einstein Telescope Technologies (ETT)'. De Open Universiteit heeft zich als partner verbonden aan deze publiek-private samenwerking.

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Faculty of Science and Engineering in the media

  • Was the dodo really that dumb?

    Friday, May 20, 2022
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  • Digital Ludeme Project in Atlas

    The oldest game in the Netherlands comes from Limburg

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    In the thermal baths museum in Heerlen, whose masterpiece is the remains of a Roman bathhouse, the remains of something resembling a game have been found.

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  • Walter Crist for Universiteit van Nederland

    What was the first board game ever played?

    Monday, February 28, 2022

    Dr. Walter Crist (Digital Ludeme Project) answers this question in an online lecture for Universiteit van Nederland.

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  • The R is in the month. Which vitamins should you take or not take?

    Friday, February 18, 2022

    The R is in the month, you are tired, pale and feel that you could use some help. At the drugstore a whole wall of vitamins is staring at you, but which one should you take now?

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  • Cameron Browne

    Digital Ludeme Project in Dutch and Belgian newspapers

    Friday, February 11, 2022

    Dutch newspaper Parool and Belgian newspaper De Morgen ask for Dr. Cameron Browne's opinion on a new archeological game find (article in Dutch).

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  • DKE - Digital Ludeme Project - Senet

    Digital Ludeme Project in the Middle East edition of WIRED

    Monday, January 24, 2022

    Article in English: Rules to these ancient games seemed lost forever. Then AI made its move

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  • Rico Möckel

    Smart robots on the insect farm: BNR Nieuwsradio

    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Dr. Rico Möckel and Kamil Bujnarowski discuss CoRoSect in a radio segment for BNR Nieuwsradio (interview in Dutch and English).

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  • Cameron Browne

    Digital Ludeme Project featured on WIRED

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    This AI Resurrects Ancient Board Games—and Lets You Play Them features Dr. Cameron Browne and Dr. Walter Crist.

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  • DKE SwarmLab in I/O Magazine

    SwarmLab in I/O Magazine

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

    The July edition of I/O Magazine features a portrait of the DKE SwarmLab and its members.

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  • 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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