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  • Corona: some pupils are extra duped by first closure primary schools

    23-03-2021

    During the first school closure in primary education in the 2019/2020 school year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, pupils from all backgrounds suffered a delay in learning growth compared to the previous years. However, the delay is greater for some pupils than for other pupils. This is shown by research by scientists at Maastricht University based on the National Cohort Research Education (NCO).

  • Universities of Applied Sciences can do more for equal opportunities in the labour market

    06-10-2020

    Graduates from Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who have a migrant background experience more difficulty finding jobs than do other graduates. Employers’ selection procedures and discrimination are often cited as major reasons. However, a recent study by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) and the research agency headed by Eva Klooster found that degree programmes should also make changes to promote equal access to the labour market.

  • What are the job chances of Limburgers on benefits?

    21-07-2020

    A study by at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) assessed the employment opportunities of people on benefits in all municipalities in the Province of Limburg. The data is published in a fact sheet today.

  • Nine UM researchers receive support from WUN Research Development Fund

    02-03-2020

    Nine researchers from Maastricht University (UM) are to receive grants this year from the Research Development Fund (RDF) of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). A total of 15 research projects were selected out of 31 applications in the 2019-2020 funding round. UM is participating in seven projects that have been awarded grants.

  • Young Universities for the Future of Europe build European University

    08-11-2019

    The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance was present in Brussels yesterday during the kick-off event of the European Universities Initiative. YUFE is one of the 17 alliances of European universities selected by the European Commission to develop and implement the first models for a European University.

  • Pension research: more choice does not lead to greater pension engagement

    11-12-2018

    Very few people worry much about their retirement planning. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important for everybody to be as informed as possible about their own situation.

  • Photo by Marcus Bleasdale for Human Rights Watch

    Investment in the tobacco industry is risky

    26-11-2018

    Research at Maastricht University (UM) shows that investing in tobacco stocks can carry substantial financial risks. Professor Rob Bauer worked with a team of six students from the Honours Programme at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics to contribute a scenario analysis to the report Tobacco: Reviewing the Growing Financial Risks.

  • Peter Mollgaard knighted
  • Langer openstaande vacatures in de Metalektro

    09-07-2018

    Na een aantal jaren van aanhoudende groei in de omzet en werkgelegenheid in de metalektrosector worden steeds minder vacatures binnen de gewenste termijn van maximaal twee maanden ingevuld.

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