• HBO Monitor: more stress due to corona pandemic


    The new report based on the HBO Monitor shows that HBO graduates experience more stress in their work than before the corona pandemic. On the other hand, unemployment figures among this group have changed relatively little.

  • Pension fund more green thanks to participants


    Participants in Pensioenfonds Detailhandel want sustainable investments, even if this yields less investment return. This is evident from research by Maastricht University in 2018, and was confirmed during a second study in 2020.  

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


    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).

  • VerDus-synthesestudie

    VerDus-Synthesis Study: Urban Sustainability Transitions: Energy, Climate, & Circularity


    How do we involve citizens in the sustainability transition? When do they start participating? What solutions could reliably count on wide public support and how do we find these? What implications could such an approach have for governmental practices? What barriers do sustainable solutions encounter at the institutional level and how could these be overcome?

    By synthesizing the results of twelve different research projects, Joop de Kraker and René Kemp (Maastricht Sustainability Institute) try to provide answers to questions like these.

  • Dialysis patient in a hospital

    Presumed consent for organ donation no guarantee for fewer deaths among organ patients.


    A presumed consent system for organ donation, where you are an organ donor unless you indicate that you do not want to, does not automatically lead to fewer deaths among organ patients. The positive expectations in this regard may need to be adjusted.

  • Maastricht University involved in Green Deal proposals to address the climate crisis


    Researchers from Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) are involved in eight proposals for the European Commission’s Green Deal call, which was launched last year.

  • Half of the Dutch recommends the introduction of a vaccination certificate as a reward


    In order to keep COVID-19 well under control, approximately 70% of the Dutch population would need to be vaccinated. There is sufficient support among the Dutch population for the introduction of a vaccination certificate to actively encourage people to be vaccinated. A vaccination certificate would offer more freedom to people who have been vaccinated, for example to keep up their usual activities during an outbreak or to attend events at which maintaining a distance of 1.5m between people is not possible. This has become apparent from representative research among 1,640 Dutch people. Roselinde Kessels from Maastricht University was one of the researchers. She worked together with academics from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, RIVM and Roskilde University.

  • Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?


    People with pre-existing medical conditions, ‘essential’ professions and virus spreaders should be vaccinated first. That is the result of a study where researchers asked a representative sample of 2000 Belgians who should get the upcoming COVID 19-vaccine first.

  • Paul Smeets one of the 100 'most influential people in Dutch philanthropy'


    Paul Smeets, professor at the School of Business and Economics, has won 67th place on De Dikke Blauwe 100, the annual ranking of 100 'most influential people in Dutch philanthropy'.

  • MaastrichtMBA among the world’s best sustainable MBAs


    UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA programme moves up the grade on sustainable development as it impressively managed to rank 16th globally in the newly published 2020 Better World MBA Ranking organised by Corporate Knights.

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