• Mariëlle Heijltjes

    Mariëlle Heijltjes appointed dean of the School of Business and Economics


    The Executive Board of Maastricht University has appointed Mariëlle Heijltjes, professor of managerial behaviour, as dean of the School of Business and Economics (SBE).

  • Prof. Frans Verhey appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau


    Prof. Frans Verhey appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau

  • Rectorate handover at 46th Dies Natalis


    The outgoing rector magnificus, Professor Rianne Letschert, transferred her position to Professor Pamela Habibović during a special ceremony at Maastricht University’s 46th Dies Natalis celebration on Thursday 12 May.

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    Willemijn Jansen wins Young Outstanding Researcher Award


    Dr. Willemijn Jansen has won the Young outstanding researcher Award, the talentprize of Alzheimer Nederland.

    As a neuropsychologist she is fascinated by people with brain damage through Alzheimer but without complains. They seems protected by it. Within the Alzheimer Centrum Limburg of Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+ she is doing research on the biological mechanism that underlines this protection.

  • Kim Ragaert

    A second chance for plastic


    If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.

  • anne roefs

    The scientist, the chef and her passions


    Anne Roefs was awarded a Vici grant of €1.5 million. The professor of Psychology and Neuroscience of Abnormal Eating, was tossing up between a career as a scientist or a top chef.  

  • Bonetti, Bauer, Broeders

    The herd behaviour of pension funds


    Late last year Matteo Bonetti, born and raised in Italy, successfully defended his PhD dissertation on factors that influence investment strategy.

  • hildegard schneider

    “I want to make crossing borders easier”


    Hildegard Schneider is set to say goodbye. As professor of European Migration Law and former dean of the Faculty of Law, her career coincided with the foundation and pioneering years of the law faculty. She herself made an important contribution to the profiling of Maastricht University as a ‘European’ university. “Now the university has to get ready for global challenges.”

  • Akudo McGee

    Poland’s erosion of EU standards


    PhD candidate Akudo McGee is studying the contestation of EU norms, particularly in Poland. An American citizen of Nigerian descent, she views the European project from an outsider’s perspective—with fascination and, increasingly, concern.

  • Barbara Strating

    Barbara Strating appointed UM Curator


    As of 1 March, Barbara Strating will be the new curator at Maastricht University. She succeeds Mieke Derickx who has retired. Barbara will further develop the collection and create new experiences with art, culture and science.

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