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    Online education at breakneck speed

    14-10-2020

    The outbreak of COVID-19 meant that, as of mid-March, education at UM suddenly had to be offered entirely online. Together with their team, Nicolai Manie, programme manager for online education, and Simon Beausaert, associate professor of Workplace Learning, faced the almost impossible task of achieving this within a few days.

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    “Why not move Carnival to summer?”

    24-09-2020

    Christian Hoebe, professor of Social Medicine and head of Infectious Disease Control at the GGD Zuid-Limburg, discusses his passion for social medicine, his childhood in Alkmaar and, of course, the fight against COVID-19.

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    A fresh start for ITEM

    15-09-2020

    Since August 2020 ITEM has moved to a beautiful historic building of Maastricht University in the city centre of Maastricht. In addition, ITEM has a new coordinator, Pascal Vossen, who runs the daily office since this spring.

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    Quatrains for a trying quarter

    14-09-2020

    “Poetry can transform fear and sadness into something beautiful.” FASoS’s Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures on her faculty’s poetry and art collection ‘Quarantine Spring’, produced between March and May 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

  • Don't stop me now

    24-08-2020

    Dr. Kateřina Staňková and Prof. Yvonne van der Meer each secured millions of euros in research funding during UM’s cyberattack. What was that like? And how does the post-Brexit, pandemic reality now affect them as newly-established coordinators of European research networks?

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    Parenting in times of crisis

    13-08-2020

    “Be supportive and open.” This is Dr Anita Vreugdenhil’s advice to parents when it comes to communicating with their children about the corona crisis. Vreugdenhil is a paediatrician at the Maastricht UMC+ and founder and head of the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare (COACH).

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    How are family businesses getting through the crisis?

    10-08-2020

    Do family businesses have greater resilience in times of crisis than non-family businesses? And why is that? Dr Anita Van Gils looked at existing research into these questions, which was primarily carried out after the previous (financial) crisis in 2008.

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    Post-COVID economic recovery – a question of confidence

    03-08-2020

    How quickly do you think things will return to normal? How you feel about this is more important than you might think! Since it’s crucial for policy-makers addressing immediate problems to understand what people think might happen, Peiran Jiao has conducted an online survey experiment into how the pandemic shock has influenced economic preferences and beliefs.

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