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  • Still a high risk of HIV infection for transgender people

    01-12-2021

    Transgender people still run a very high risk of HIV infection. On average, one in five trans women worldwide tests HIV positive, and trans men also have an increased risk of HIV. These are the findings of an extensive analysis by Maastricht University (UM).

  • Green Transport Delta

    Multi-million investment jump-starts ambitious Dutch mobility program

    30-11-2021

    Two large consortia of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the mobility and transport sector will receive 47 million euros in government funding to realize breakthroughs in electrification and hydrogen applications in automotive, maritime and air transport.

  • Focus on sustainability is an important element in MaastrichtMBA programme

    26-11-2021

    MBA programma’s besteden doorgaans veel aandacht aan de P van Profit. Het MaastrichtMBA programma gaat een stap verder, en heeft naast de P van Profit de focus op de P’s van Planet en People op een gelijkwaardige manier geïntegreerd in het curriculum.

  • OU vierde aandeelhouder voor Brightlands Smart Services Campus

    Open University now fourth shareholder of Brightlands Smart Services Campus

    24-11-2021

    Effective January 1, 2022, the Open University will become a shareholder of Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, joining founding fathers Maastricht University (UM), Province of Limburg and APG to become the campus’ fourth shareholder. 

  • CAPHRI Societal Impact Team Award for research on COVID-19 in nursing homes

    24-11-2021

    On 23 November, the team within research institute CAPHRI that investigates COVID-19 in nursing homes received the CAPHRI Societal Impact Team Award for the great national and international impact their research has had on the well-being of nursing home residents.

  • Smoking

    Tobacco discouragement is only effective from €12 per cigarette pack

    23-11-2021

    The only way to get enough people to quit smoking to achieve the goals of the National Prevention Agreement is to substantially increase the excise duty on tobacco products. This is the conclusion of research by Maastricht University (UM) on the price sensitivity of people who smoke cigarettes or rolling tobacco.

  • Awards for FHML scientists

    23-11-2021

    Two talented young researchers from the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University have won awards. Kim Kampen received the KNAW Early Career Award and Floor van den Brand has won the Catharina Pijls Dissertation Prize.

  • Universities of the Netherlands present Lifelong Learning Platform

    23-11-2021

    Whether you want to improve the world or your chances on the labour market, you can continue to develop your skills at the university throughout life. Today, the universities of the Netherlands are launching the new online platform www.universitairdoorleren.nl. 

  • Master's Open Day 20 November 2021

    High mark for Online Master’s Open Day

    22-11-2021

    The Online Master Open Day on 20 November 2021 passed off smoothly: the platform was stable throughout the day with a good turnout. Over 2,200 visitors participated in the live Q&As and other sessions.

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    Working from home will disadvantage cross-border workers unless rules are changed

    19-11-2021

    Unless the EU rules and tax treaties are amended, some cross-border workers will soon have to pay tax in two countries: in their country of residence for hours spent working from home, and in the country in which they work for hours spent in the office. Since COVID-19 has made working from home often no longer a choice, the Dutch, German and Belgian governments have exempted cross-border workers from the usual rules until the end of 2021. But no such arrangements have been made for 2022.

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