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    More efficient carbon dioxide splitting for sustainable fuels


    Using renewable electricity and carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO) can be produced as a source of sustainable fuels. Researchers from DIFFER, Maastricht University and Shell have discovered how to do this in a potentially more efficient way.

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    Maastricht to host European citizens' summit on the future of Europe


    The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and Studio Europa from Maastricht University have been selected by the European Council, EU Commission and European Parliament to welcome a pan-European citizens' summit in Maastricht to be organised as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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  • Can we trust cultured meat?


    Cultured meat, meat grown from animal stem cells, seems to be conquering the world. When such a new product enters the market, consumers must be able to trust that it complies with all European legislation and regulations regarding food safety.

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    Matilde della Fontana winner of Menno Knetsch Thesis Award 2021


    The Menno Knetsch Award 2021 has been awarded to MSc Biobased Materials graduate Matilde della Fontana. Matilde completed her thesis at the sustainability group of the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Yvonne van der Meer.

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    Maaike Gerritse wins MaCSBio Thesis award 2021


    The Systems Biology student Maaike Gerritse is the winner of the MaCSBio thesis award 2021. She won the award for her thesis on ‘Heterogeneity among trauma-exposed subjects; studied at the multi-omics level’.

  • ‘A new way of thinking’


    In the new bachelor’s program, Circular Engineering, students learn how to design production processes in different industries as circularly as possible.

  • Poverty, suffering in silence


    According to the United Nations, poverty means not being able to provide for the basic necessities of life. Even in a rich country like the Netherlands, more and more people are affected by poverty, certainly after the COVID-19 pandemic. Often there is so-called silent poverty, because you don’t easily know when someone can’t pay their rent or doesn’t have enough money to eat more than once a day. Silent poverty occurs among our students as well, particularly because it is often a taboo to talk about financial problems.

  • Inge Hooijen and Prof. F. Cörvers
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