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  • Companies do often not live up to their sustainable hallmark

    19-08-2022

    The ESG rating, the hallmark that indicates that companies are conducting business in a socially responsible way, often appears to be a promise that only exists on paper. While large investors, such as Dutch pension funds, actually use it to make responsible investments.

  • Integratie MSM in UM

    Integration of Maastricht School of Management into Maastricht University

    23-05-2022

    The Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Maastricht University (UM) are complementary institutions that have the potential to strengthen one another. Therefore, the boards of both organisations signed an agreement on 20 May 2022, integrating MSM into the School of Business and Economics (SBE), one of UM's six faculties.

  • UM Library during International Open Access Week 2021

    Maastricht University Library celebrates International Open Access Week 2021

    25-10-2021

    International Open Access Week 2021 will take place from 25-31 October. This year we are paying extra attention to new developments, services and tips. We are launching a new OA Journal Browser, a preprint guide, and organising drop-in sessions. But there's more. Read on and discover seven ways to celebrate Open Access Week 2021 with us.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Open Science Festival 2021

    Egon Willighagen’s efforts to promote Open Science awarded at National Open Science Festival

    11-02-2021

    The Open Initiatives Trophies give recognition to teams or individuals who have made efforts to promote Open Science with their peers and in their local communities in the Netherlands. Egon Willighagen – assistant professor at NUTRIM – received a trophy and 250 euros as one of the runner ups.

  • Universities of Applied Sciences can do more for equal opportunities in the labour market

    06-10-2020

    Graduates from Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who have a migrant background experience more difficulty finding jobs than do other graduates. Employers’ selection procedures and discrimination are often cited as major reasons. However, a recent study by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) and the research agency headed by Eva Klooster found that degree programmes should also make changes to promote equal access to the labour market.

  • What are the job chances of Limburgers on benefits?

    21-07-2020

    A study by at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) assessed the employment opportunities of people on benefits in all municipalities in the Province of Limburg. The data is published in a fact sheet today.

  • VSNU - Elsevier deal

    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier agreed on a new extensive agreement

    20-05-2020

    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and Elsevier announced that they have entered into a national agreement. Maastricht University and MUMC+ participate in this contract that runs until  2025.

  • VSNU - Elsevier deal

    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement

    19-12-2019

    VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier have reached a framework agreement. In the short term, this means that from January 2020 we will have access to all online journals from Elsevier and UM scholars can publish Open Access in all Elsevier journals – Full OA and Hybrid – without paying APC.

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