• Koen Schruers

    Panic: what you should (or shouldn’t) do


    Professor Koen Schruers was set on studying schizophrenia after graduation – until he was asked to participate in PhD research on panic. He was fascinated. One in four people will suffer a panic attack at least once in their lives, and one in thirty will develop a panic disorder. The phenomenon can be studied with experiments: just the kind of research method that suits Koen. In his book Paniek en hoe het aan te pakken (Panic and how to tackle it) he offers some practical tips. One of the most important pieces of advice? Schruers: “Breathing into a paper bag does not work.”

  • ChatGPT and studying – use it, don’t abuse it


    ChatGPT’s ability to create plausible academic arguments asks serious questions about higher education. Walter Jansen of UM’s Centre for Teaching & Learning EDLAB and Peter Vermeer, chair of the Committee of Boards of Examiners, on how best to approach this new tool and safeguard the quality of education.

  • No worries about the minister’s plans, but concerns about housing and job opportunities


    International students are a continuous subject of discussion as minister Dijkgraaf is about to announce his plans regarding the official language to be used in study programmes (Dutch or English) and the influx of foreign students. What do they themselves think about these issues? At the invitation of student organisation Political Economy Society Maastricht (PES), rector Pamela Habibović talked with them on Tuesday evening.

  • Men and women are affected very differently by childhood trauma

    Child abuse affects mental health of men and women differently


    Men and women are affected very differently by childhood trauma, according to a new international study led by Maastricht University (UM). This is the first time gender-specific influences of childhood neglect have been demonstrably linked to psychological problems in later life.

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    Conference Criminal Law: Globalized crime and criminal justice: European and international criminal law perspectives


    This conference aims to compare and critically assess the developments in European Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. The conference sets out to analyse differences and similarities with regard to a variety of different aspects of criminal justice in a globalized world.

  • Jordan Habets

    Top sport alongside study - cyclist Jordan Habets


    Shortly before our interview, Jordan Habets returned from Llorett de Mar in Spain. Not to party wildly there, as you would normally expect from a 21-year-old man, but to train heavily. Jordan has been a promising cyclist for years, working very hard alongside his education to pursue a career in cycling. He passed his bachelor's degree in Medicine without any problems and is now doing the master's degree in Human Movement Sciences. And that too is going well for him alongside all the training and races.

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    The Maastricht Consulates Prize on EU Law 2023


    The Consul Association has jointly decided to award a prize (value: 1000 euro) for the best master thesis in the field of EU law, written at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University during the academic year 2022/2023. The Prize will be awarded to the student who wrote a thesis of outstanding quality.

  • A hand drawing on a chalk board with ESG

    Does ESG improve market efficiency?


    This blog shows insights into an investigation of the impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) on market efficiency. The researchers conducted a lab experiment to examine the degree of investors’ disagreement toward a security’s return, given ESG information, compared with non-ESG information.

  • Vivienne de Vogel

    Why don’t standard treatments work for women in forensic psychiatric care?


    Women are in the minority in closed treatment facilities (TBS) and other forms of forensic care worldwide. In the Netherlands, only 10% of patients admitted to forensic care are women, but their number is slowly increasing. Do the existing treatments and measurement instruments, developed predominantly for male patients, work equally well in women? No, says Professor Vivienne de Vogel. When it comes to women, the nature of the crimes involved, the motives and the treatment needs are different. What does this mean for forensic care?

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