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    Sorting through democracy’s arsenal

    15-11-2022

    From polarisation, misinformation and populists at home to geopolitical pressure from abroad: European democracy is feeling the strain. In an effort to uphold and expand one of its core values, the EU is financing a research project on the promotion of democracy. Professor Giselle Bosse, an Eastern Europe expert at FASoS, leads the work package ‘Democratisation and economic modernisation in authoritarian and hybrid regimes.’

  • Plasma

    How a prize-winning computer model helped unlock the industrial potential of plasmas

    04-11-2022

    This summer, Dr. Paola Diomede (Circular Chemical Engineering) received the William Crookes prize. The prize is awarded for major contributions in plasma physics.

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    “Mmm… carrots!” How to teach toddlers to love vegetables

    13-10-2022

    Teaching toddlers and pre-schoolers a healthy diet is not easy. But children are not preordained to dislike vegetables, say PhD candidates Anouk van den Brand and Britt van Belkom. The key to success: persist and reward.

     

  • Show me your Twitter feed and I'll tell you what your problem is

    23-08-2022

    Data scientist Marijn ten Thij studies human behaviour on the basis of messages posted on social media. For example, he mapped the changing mood during the corona pandemic using 3.5 million tweets. The analysis of this kind of data is not only socially relevant, it could also help individuals in psychological distress. The underlying patterns are quite intriguing, says Ten Thij.

  • Chess Air Pollution

    Blue sky thinking – the hidden threat of fine particulate pollution

    16-08-2022

    For three years in a row, Steffen Künn and colleagues went to a seven-week-long chess tournament in Cologne to establish a link between levels of air pollution and cognitive performance. The somewhat alarming results were eagerly scooped up by the media, but it took even more data to convince the academic community that air pollution might affect our economy.

  • A transnational eye-opener on Hungary

    09-08-2022

    A Global History of Hungary, 1869-2022 is a comprehensive book that presents the country as an open society interacting with other nations, mainly within Europe.

  • Circular Engineering

    Circular Engineering: at the intersection of sustainability and technology

    08-07-2022

    This academic year, Maastricht University launched the bachelor’s in Circular Engineering. New programme director Gavin Phillips and first-year students Maria el Kadi and Lea Dratwa discuss the how and why of this degree, which will help students to address existing as well as future sustainability challenges.

  • Dr. Jessica Steinlechner

    Searching for signals in the new science of gravitational waves

    04-07-2022

    Jessica Steinlechner and her research group at Maastricht University are making their contribution to discovering into the origin and future of the universe in the form of mirror coatings that will improve our ability to make such measurements.

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