• Dealing with work pressure – progress to date


    Various surveys (the national survey conducted by the Dutch Trade Union Confederation (FNV) and the Scientist's Union (VAWO) in 2017 and the UM work perception survey from 2015) have shown that employees of universities experience a high to extremely high work load at work. Agreements about how to deal with this work pressure have therefore been laid down in the current Collective Labour Agreement.

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    Report on Specialised IC Nurses presented (ITEM)


    Working across the border as a specialised IC nurse is not a matter of course. For this reason, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has requested Expertise Centre ITEM to study the cross-border mobility of specialised Intensive Care (IC) nurses. On Wednesday 7 March, ITEM presented the results and handed the report to State Secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops during his work visit to the Scheldemond Euregion. During the same visit, Ghent University Hospital was also accredited as a training location for specialised nurses.

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    Announcement dossiers ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2018


    Expertise Centre ITEM announces the dossier selection for research in their annual Cross-border impact assessment. This dossier selection is a result of the stakeholder consultation, that took place in December 2017 and January 2018. ITEM's stakeholders were asked to respond to ITEM's suggested topics and had the opportunity to submit their own dossier suggestions based on experience. On this basis, the final selection was made. In the upcoming period, a team of ITEM researchers and experts will direct their attention to the dossiers.

  • Maastricht University partner in Erasmus+ project led by NOVA


    A project intitiated by WUN partner, the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA), in the framework of the Erasmus+ CBHE programme has been awarded a grant of 1 million Euro.  The project titled University Development and Innovation – Africa (UDI-A) aims to support four African Universities in the Lusophone countries, Angola and Mozambique, in developing their capacities to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development

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    Thomas Biermeyer and Marcus Meyer publish first report on corporate mobility in the EU


    The project leaders of the ITEM/ICGI project ‘Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ present empirical findings in their first report in the project. The report will provide a general and preliminary overview of empirical findings in the topic of cross-border corporate mobility within the EU.

  • Prizewinners of Maastricht University's 42nd Dies Natalis


    True to tradition, the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize and the Student Awards for the best bachelor's and master's theses were awarded on Friday, during UM's Dies Natalis celebration.

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    The future of data in academia


    From Apple's personal assistant Siri helping you out to Netflix recommending content for you, artificial intelligence and big-data technologies are increasingly affecting our daily lives. Is society prepared for the data revolution we are experiencing? And what will the data-filled world of the future look like? These questions are being explored on 26 January during Maastricht University’s 42nd Dies Natalis. Keynote speakers Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier share their thoughts on data in academia.  


  • UM Medallion of Honour awarded to Jan Muijtjens


    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


    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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