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The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) 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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  • Maastricht University joins Einstein Telescope Coalition

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Maastricht University officially joined the Einstein Telescope Coalition of Nikhef (Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) and KU Leuven. Prof. dr. Dr Martin Paul, chairman of the Executive Board of Maastricht University, today signed an agreement formalising UM’s participation.

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  • ICIS - Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Under project name: 'Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing', ICIS will collaborate with the GGD and use a spatial computer model to assess benefits of greenspace for health in Maastricht.

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  • ucv construction works

    Renovation new UCV building begins

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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  • features

    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

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  • ralf peeters

    The art of doing maths

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    A portrait of Ralf Peeters, professor of Mathematics. Without him, the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, which offers one of UM’s most successful study programmes, would have been swallowed up by another faculty long ago. Not that he’d ever say as much himself. Read on for portrait of a bridge builder, a puzzler, an art lover and, above all, a scientist.

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  • Improving cancer patient outcomes via evolutionary game theory

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Evolutionary game theory can be utilized to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new study in the August 9th issue of JAMA Oncology.

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  • Systems Biology Graduation 2018S

    Master Thesis Award for Systems Biology graduate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    At the graduation ceremony on 10 July, four graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme in Systems Biology. This was the second batch of Systems Biology graduates ever at Maastricht University.

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  • Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award for Biobased Materials graduate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Six graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme in Biobased Materials. During the graduation ceremony, the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award has been handed out for the first time to the student of the Master Biobased Materials that has written the best master thesis.

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  • NWO grants awarded to UM scientists

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  • Eight Veni grants for young UM scientists

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to eight young, highly promising UM scientists. Maastricht University congratulates the eight UM laureates: dr. Vigjilenca Abazi (FdR), dr. Matthijs Cluitmans (FHML), dr. Tim Hendrikx (FHML), dr. Laurentius Huber (FPN), dr. Miriam Meissner (FASoS), dr. Tim Snijders (FHML), dr. Thomas van Sloten (FHML), and dr. Emiel van der Vorst (FHML).

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  • Lim­burg en Nor­drhein-West­fa­len aan de slag met grens­vraag­stuk­ken

    Limburg and North Rhine-Westphalia working on border issues

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    During his meetings, deputy Van den Akker indicated that he would like to establish more cooperation between North Rhine-Westphalia and Limburg in the future.

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  • ICIS - 20 years symposium

    20 years of sustainability research and education

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    ICIS, the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development at Maastricht University, presented itself in a sneak preview at its 20-year jubilee in May 2018.

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  • ucv graduates

    First graduates University College Venlo

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Mirte van den Boogaard and Augustin Poncelet will be among the first graduates of the bachelor’s programme at University College Venlo (UCV). They look back on a memorable experience.

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  • Melanie Kersten

    How to fix ‘water rush hour’ in Limburg?

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Melanie Kersten, studying the master’s programme Sustainable Science & Policy, won the Water Innovation Challenge hosted by Limburg’s water utility company, WML.

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  • Barcelona beach

    International research collaboration facilitated at UM

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Two UM researchers tell about their experiences abroad, with the Yerun Research Mobility Award.

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  • University College Venlo - ISA BEET

    Student association UCV contributes to student life in Venlo

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Although the bachelor’s programme University College Venlo (UCV) is nearly three years old they never had their own student association. Until now.

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  • ICIS - Pieter Glasbergen - Life Time Achievement Award

    Life Time Achievement Award for ICIS Prof. Pieter Glasbergen

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Prof. Pieter Glasbergen received the Life Time Achievement Award (LTA) for his research on Partnerships for Sustainable Development at the CSSI conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • 25 years DKE

    Data scientists have the future (and control it)

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).

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  • ICIS Julie Backhaus

    Largest European database of sustainable energy initiatives now online

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Last year researchers from ICIS, Maastricht University’s institute for sustainable development, created an inventory of projects seeking to make a sustainable change to people’s energy consumption. Together with 10 research partners in the EU Horizon 2020 project ENERGISE, they gathered information on more than 1,000 projects and initiatives in 30 European countries.

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  • labs venlo

    Research laboratories Campus Venlo opened

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The research laboratories at the Villa Flora in Venlo were officially opened on 31 May. With these labs, the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo can be considered a fully-fledged academic community, where both research and education have a place.

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