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  • UM Medallion of Honour awarded to Jan Muijtjens

    13-12-2017

    Upon his retirement, Jan Muijtjens was handed the Maastricht University Medallion of Honour by Professor Martin Paul, chairman of the UM Executive Board, on 13 December.

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    Gain Insight into the Professional Qualifications Directive: A simple Guide

    12-12-2017

    The ITEM Expertise Centre has developed a brief explanatory document to increase the readability of the Directive 2005/36/EC, also known as Professional Qualifications Directive, thereby allowing interested parties to quickly gain insight in the directive’s structure and content.

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    ITEM sets out bottlenecks related to the recognition of qualifications

    12-12-2017

    When professionals and students move to other countries to either work or study there, they may need recognition of their qualifications. Different instruments and procedures exist depending on the purpose of mobility. Despite the fact that such instruments mainly aim at facilitating mobility, bottlenecks may nonetheless arise in practice. ITEM briefly sets out some exemplary bottlenecks including suggested solutions related to the recognition of qualifications following from their casuistry and research.

  • ITEM Quick scan Regeerakkoord NL 2017

    Quick scan of Dutch coalition agreement: effects for border regions

    08-12-2017

    De ITEM quick scan maakt een eerste inschatting mogelijk in hoeverre een onderwerp een verdere beoordeling vergt wat mogelijke grenseffecten betreft. ITEM heeft de quick scan toegepast op beleidsvoornemens die in het Nederlandse Regeerakkoord van 2017 worden genoemd. 

  • Questionnaire for alumni

    National Alumni Survey 2017 well underway

    01-12-2017

    Questionnaires have gone out to UM alumni, asking them about their position on the labour market.

    This research yields rich and valuable data, showing for example how alumni look back on their studies a number of years after their graduation.

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    UM hosts TV show College Tour with Tom Dumoulin

    29-11-2017

    On 28 November, Maastricht University hosted Dutch TV show College Tour. In our own UM SPORTS they recorded a programme with top cyclist Tom Dumoulin as their guest.

  • Legal Classroom

    More fun in the legal classroom

    22-11-2017

    The work lawyers do, the way they do it – indeed, the entire labour market – is changing radically. This calls for new, ‘soft’ skills, which in turn requires an education revolution. And to this end innovative technology can make an important contribution, according to Bram Akkermans, Catalina Goanta and Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. They are integrating simulations, virtual worlds and holograms into their teaching. “Innovative education is in our DNA.”

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    The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

    13-11-2017

    Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. The ITEM Expertise Centre is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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