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    Mark Post's mission: cultured meat

    03-12-2021

    Mark Post is a man on a mission. The environmental damage caused by livestock farming is far too great and must be dramatically reduced. His contribution? Cultured meat. These days, he’s not just a scientist, but also the director of Mosa Meat, a business that has drawn 75 million Euros in investments. And no, he’s not a vegetarian.

  • Simon Cornelissen going the extra mile

    Medical student is 'flying high' at the Defensity College

    03-11-2021

    Simon Cornelissen isn't only attending the master's programme in Medicine. In addition to his busy curriculum, he is also an ensign with the Dutch Ministry of Defence and a working student at the Defensity College. Watch the video.

     

  • Stool samples as a key to health

    29-10-2021

    Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is welcoming a new company this fall: InnerBuddies. This first Maastricht University spin-off is setting up shop at the campus with 27-year-old Jella Theeuwen at the helm as CEO.

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    Conference on the Human Rights of Future Generations

    28-10-2021

    On 18 & 19 November, Loevestein castle, in collaboration with Maastricht University’s Centre for Human Right and the Lab Toekomstige Generaties (Lab Future Generations), will organise a conference on the human rights of future generations. 

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    Stock exchange companies must take more responsibility for negative externalities

    26-10-2021

    Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy much more than is currently the case with planetary boundaries. This not only concerns slowing down climate change, but also, for example, combating the loss of biodiversity and the need to think and act in a circular manner.

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    Tinkering with microRNAs helps heart cells regenerate

    01-09-2021

    Scientists and cardiologists have known for decades that once a piece of heart muscle has died, for example due to a heart attack, it will never grow back. However, a research group from Maastricht University led by Professor Leon de Windt has now shown that by tinkering with microRNAs, heart muscle cells can indeed be prompted to regenerate. The research was published earlier this month in Nature Communications.

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    Hestia grants for talented UM researchers

    15-07-2021

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) today awarded a Hestia grant to two researchers, who will receive a UM appointment funded by the ‘Hestia – Impulse for Refugees in Science’ pilot, which was launched in 2018.

  • 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.

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