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    CHAINLAW: Responsive Law for Global Value Chains


    Doctrine, documents, data – this is the trinity which Anna Beckers will analyse in her ERC-funded project CHAINLAW. The project will lay the foundation for developing a regulatory framework in response to the socio-economic institutions that make up global value chains. Her holistic approach will consider the role of trading practices, contract terms, and the involved networks of auditors and certifiers, as well as transnational legal structures and interventions from states.

  • Daan Hovens runner-up in AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize 2022


    Daan has investigated how employees communicate with each other in a multilingual metal foundry in Limburg, nearby the Dutch-German border. He worked in the metal foundry for 3.5 months to observe and experience to what degree multilingualism hindered efficient communication, and the role of different kinds of power dynamics in this regard.

  • Sabine van Rijt receives prestigious ERC Grant for her research on biomaterials


    Sabine van Rijt, principal investigator at Maastricht University’s MERLN Institute, has received a prestigious European grant of two million euros for her research project Nano4Bone. The ERC Consolidator Grant has a term of five years.

  • High concentrations of psychotropic drugs in Dutch surface water


    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) have for the first time systematically investigated what psychotropic medications are present in surface water in the Netherlands. In particular, the concentrations of the drugs oxazepam and carbamazepine appear to be so high that they could present a risk to aquatic life.

  • Will AI systems make your job obsolete?


    SBE researchers Jermain Kaminski, Emir Efendić, and Marc Becker share their thoughts on how AI systems, like those of OpenAI, are impacting the labour market.

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    Cees van der Vleuten receives Tans Medal


    During his farewell lecture on 20 January, Professor of Education Cees van der Vleuten has been awarded the Tans Medal (Dr. J. G. H. Tans Medal), UM’s highest distinction honouring those who have made a significant contribution towards the development of the university.

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    Halfway to 2030: Dutch organisations becoming more engaged with Sustainable Development Goals


    Since the 2015 adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 deadline, the first Dutch national SDG Barometer study shows that there is a lot to be optimistic about. 

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    Stem cells help immature lungs on their way


    Children born prematurely often have problems with their lungs. Can stem cells help repair their damaged lungs? Biologist Tim Wolfs is researching it with support from Longfonds (Lung Fund).

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    'The "the Netherlands-is-full (Nederland-is-vol)" idea leads to policy failure'


    The discussion on how many inhabitants the Netherlands could or should have ignores the essential factor: the rate of change in the population's size and composition. The way we have discussed this issue in the past decades paralyses the debate on what is needed to adapt to the changes that are needed to keep liveability and prosperity high.

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    Bruno de Witte and the ever-evolving field of EU law


    Professor Bruno de Witte is saying goodbye to Maastricht University, but not to European Law. He will continue to deliver his razor-sharp legal analyses at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. 

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