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  • Labor market is enduring the Corona pandemic reasonably

    08-07-2021

    Despite the economic shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, job opportunities are generally good for graduates entering the job market over the next six years. More than 2 million job openings are expected by 2026. This is offset by an influx of 1.6 million new graduates.

  • Employers recruit HBO and WO students, not bachelors or masters

    06-07-2021

    Employers have hardly adjusted their recruitment strategies after the introduction of the Bachelor-Master system (BAMA). The established educational designations HBO and WO continue to determine recruitment and the return on the labour market.

  • Raising the state pension age means that people will continue to work for longer

    08-06-2021

    People work longer and retire later. In addition, they have started to focus much more on the age at which they receive AOW. This and more is apparent from research by the Research Center for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) of Maastricht University

  • Attention for employee well-being also beneficial for companies

    17-05-2021

    Dutch companies say that the well-being of employees is important. On a scale of 1 to 10, they give this topic an 8.

  • HBO Monitor: more stress due to corona pandemic

    12-04-2021

    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

    07-04-2021

    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

    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).

  • VerDus-synthesestudie

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

    23-03-2021

    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.

    18-03-2021

    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

    08-02-2021

    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.

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