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    JOINclusion: developing kids’ soft skills through a collaborative app

    28-11-2022

    How do you teach children empathy? The new research consortium JOINclusion, launched on 1 May, aims to help increase social inclusion among children between 7 and 12 years old, especially in multicultural classrooms.

  • Prestigious European grant for promising researchers at Maastricht University

    25-11-2022

    Scientists Daniel Keszthelyi and Anna Beckers from Maastricht University (UM) are to receive a prestigious European grant for early career researchers: the Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

  • University guide 2023 awards six UM bachelor’s programmes top-rated status

    24-11-2022

    Eight of the 23 bachelor’s programmes at Maastricht University (UM) that were assessed have been voted the best in the country. Six UM programmes have also been awarded ‘Top-rated Programme’ status. The rankings were published today in the university guide Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023.

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    Cigarettes no less affordable since 2010 despite tobacco tax increases

    22-11-2022

    The affordability of cigarettes in the Netherlands remained virtually unchanged between 2010 and 2020. This has emerged from research by Maastricht University (UM), and makes it clear that the excise duty increases have been insufficient to make smoking less affordable.

  • Teun Dekker - Seven Democratic Virtues of Liberal Education

    Today’s student is the democratic citizen of the future

    21-11-2022

    UCM Professor Teun Dekker has written a book on how we can best educate our students so that they can later participate as full, democratic citizens in solving the problems in our society.

  • The lifecycle of SARS-CoV-2

    18-11-2022

    What happens if a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus enters your lung? This molecular animation visualises how the virus particle can take over the host cell and turns it into a virus factory. Eventually, the host cell produces so many viral particles that it dies and releases numerous new virus particles.

  • Energy transition in border regions hindered by lack of coordination

    18-11-2022

    A lack of coordinated arrangements between neighbouring countries is making it extremely difficult to realise a successful energy transition in the German-Dutch border regions. These are the findings of the annual Cross-border Impact Assessment by the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University). 

  • Master’s Open Day: "A good pitch from the university"

    14-11-2022

    Around 1100 prospective master's students visited Maastricht University's six faculties last Saturday during the open day held twice a year. They came to experience the atmosphere and learn more about the master's programmes, problem-based education, the UM buildings and the good life in Maastricht.

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    Welcome Maria Breskaya - our new external PhD student

    12-11-2022

    Maria Breskaya recently joined M-EPLI as an external PhD student. Maria will carry out research on smart contracts and their relationship to the traditional legal notion of contract. The research is supervised by Professor Jan Smits and dr. Caroline Cauffman.

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    Welcome dr. Francesco Zappatore as a visiting researcher

    12-11-2022

    After completing his Ph.D. on 31 March 2022, defending his dissertation on the theme of punitive damages from a comparative perspective at the University of Foggia Law School that was written under the guidance of his mentor, Professor Francesco Astone, he soon had the opportunity to start a post-doc researcher position in private law.

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