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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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  • Melanie Feeney

    Meet Melanie Feeney: an advocate of interdisciplinary research

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Originally from Australia, Melanie Feeney's career path includes the completion of a master's degree in sustainability in Sydney, research on sustainable business in remote and rural Australia and Southeast Asia as well as a role as Education Development Officer at UM. Building on her extensive experience, Feeney has decided to now focus her research on how organisations transition towards sustainability, under the umbrella of the SBE research theme Sustainable Development.

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  • MaTHiSiS Turtlebot

    Smart devices tailor their teaching to your emotions

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    For the European Horizon 2020 innovation project MaTHiSiS, researchers taught machines how to teach you by learning from watching you learn.

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  • Alie de Boer in the top 5 of 'Science Talent of the Year'

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.

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  • sustainability plastic waste

    Precious Plastic Maastricht – the potential of waste

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Precious Plastic Maastricht is currently setting up a local recycling workspace that turns plastic waste into entirely new goods, such as bins, beams, 3D printer filaments, and much more.

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  • T500

    11 DKE students listed in Dutch ‘Top 500 tech talents under 26’

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Technology conference TNW catalogues 500 of the Dutch tech world’s most talented people under the age of 26. This year’s list – the T500 – features three alumni and eight current students of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE). Among them is Dirk Bongers, DKE master's student.

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  • Candy vs chocolate: which is healthier?

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    A quarter of the candy stores have disappeared from the street view in the last 14 years. In the meantime sales of chocolate has grown. According to research, this is because consumers think that chocolate is healthier than candy. But is that correct?...Alie de Boer explains in this Dutch article.

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  • MaCSBio - Ilja Arts

    Ilja Arts appointed board member NWO Science Domain

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Prof. dr. Ilja Arts, scientific director of the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology was appointed as board member of NWO's Science Domain.

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  • promotie data science

    Big data in healthcare

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. Last month, two PhD candidates at Maastricht University defended their theses based on this same key question.

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  • Green Impact Challenge

    Impact over Image

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Green Impact Challenge

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  • MSP - Particle Physics Masterclass

    Maastricht Science Programme involved in particle physics break-through

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Maastricht Science Programme is involved in the LHCb collaboration at CERN which has seen, for the first time, the matter–antimatter asymmetry, known as CP violation. This finding is sure to make it into the textbooks of particle physics.

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  • AMIBM PhD candidate Carlos Andrés García Velásquez selected to attend the 2019 YSSP

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    PhD candidate Carlos Andrés García Velásquez, researcher at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is selected to attend the 2019 YSSP.

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  • bakir bulic

    “I’m a coffee fundamentalist”

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Soul kitchen: a peek inside the kitchens of UM employees
    Bakir Bulić, director of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, still remembers being smuggled across the border from Germany to a refugee centre in Zeewolde when he was eight years old. He and his father, mother and sister Sabina were fleeing the Bosnian War. “The only thing I could think about at that moment was my mum’s veal schnitzel and mash. The thought comforted me, gave me something to hold on to.”

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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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  • Biobased sock

    Biobased socks from Sustainable Polymer

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Aim in their study was to develop biobased compostable socks from Polylactic acid (PLA), acknowledged as sustainable and eco-friendly is a biodegradable and compostable polymer obtained from annually renewable resources.

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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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  • Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    What do the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the bear pit at Aldenhofpark and the gate to the university library have in common? One: they’re special places to visit, and two: they all somehow remind Maastricht University’s math-oriented researchers of their work.

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  • keuzegids masters 2019

    UM number one in ‘Keuzegids Masters 2019’

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 

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  • Thomas Cleij appointed as new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Executive Board of Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Thomas Cleij as the new dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

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  • A knowledge agenda for a healthy urban environment

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    In the soon-to-be completed first phase of ZonMw project "Making space for health in the city: towards a South Limburg knowledge agenda", knowledge gaps were identified about how our urban living environment influences health. A whole range of methods was employed. Let's highlight two methods that were a bit more out-of-the box.

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