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    A passport is not a panacea*

    21-12-2017

    It takes five years of uninterrupted stay in the Netherlands for a foreigner to become a Dutch citizen through naturalisation. According to some political parties, this is too short a period to become a full member of society. The government planned to increase the minimum residence requirement to seven years. Maarten Vink, professor of Political Science at Maastricht University, was against the proposal. “It’s not based on any scientific evidence.”

     

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    Blue skies and clear deliverables: how setting targets can boost employees’ creativity

    20-12-2017

    Most firms want to encourage creativity or innovation or process improvement, but it’s always a struggle to know how you can foster that. A study co-authored by  Alexander Brüggen, his SBE colleague Feichter and US-based scholar Michael G. Williamson, and part-funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, may hold some answers.

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  • New UM building to serve as living lab for sustainable real estate

    18-12-2017

    UM first university in Europe to register for the WELL Building Standard.

  • 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.

  • Donovan Livingston visits Maastricht University

    13-12-2017

    Donovan Livingston, the Harvard graduate who reached a global audience of 13 million people with his innovative speech on education, was in Maastricht to speak about the transformative power of education in the Ambassador Lecture Series

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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.

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    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. 

  • Jos Smits receives Maastricht University Medallion of Honour

    07-12-2017

    At Prof Jos Smits’s farewell symposium on Thursday 7 December, the President of Maastricht University, Martin Paul, awarded him the UM Medallion of Honour in recognition of his exceptional contributions to growing UM’s reputation and success.

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