• In 2023, I want to…


    He is not into New Year’s Resolutions himself. If he wants to change something, he does it right away and does not wait for a certain moment. Yet, for us he dived into the why and how of good resolutions at the beginning of each year: Thomas Gültzow, assistant professor of social psychology (FPN). And even better, he gives tips to increase our chances of success with good resolutions.

  • Mark Winands

    Machines that can improvise


    Computers are already capable of making independent decisions in familiar situations. But can they also apply knowledge to new facts? Mark Winands, the new professor of Machine Reasoning at the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, develops computer programs that behave as rational agents.

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    “Migration is normal”


    Jessica Hagen-Zanker works for ODI, an international, independent think tank that conducts research and advises governments and NGOs on global issues such as migration. The Maastricht-trained senior research fellow notes that politicians tend to shy away from humane and practical solutions. "Migration is at an all-time high. We need to support migrants, and not just for humanitarian reasons. In Europe, we need people from outside to keep our economies going."

  • Adam Dixon

    Who’s afraid of foreign funds?


    State-owned sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), like that of FIFA World Cup host nation Qatar, are major shareholders in Western industrial and cultural assets. Is that a cause for concern? FASoS’ Adam Dixon has some answers.

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    To good health!


    From lab technician to FHML student to national decision maker: after spending a number of formative years at Maastricht University, Abdifatah Ahmed Mohamed has returned to his native Somalia. There he aims to make a difference as Director of Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Health and Human Service.

  • Yvonne Henskens 1

    Chemistry in the kitchen


    Professor of Clinical Chemistry Yvonne Henskens has prepared for this interview by laying out her most important cookbooks and whipping up a fig cake with eggs from her own chickens. “I prefer to make everything myself: bread, cheese, mayonnaise. I want to know how it works—in that sense I’m still a chemist.” 

  • Robbie Servais

    Unusual careers: an interview with alumn Robbie Servais


    When we asked alumnus Robbie Servais about his current occupation, he told us that he works as a football coach at K.R.C. Genk. An unusual career considering that he studied International Business at Maastricht University. Although Robbie's profession may seem like an unusual career choice, his studies at the School of Business and Economics did have a great influence on his professional career. 

  • Performance-enhancing pill

    Performance-enhancing pill


    Increasing numbers of young people reportedly make regular use of low doses of LSD or other illegal substances to improve their cognition. Disquiet among parents and educational institutions is growing. Nadia Hutten investigated this phenomenon during her PhD, supervised by Professor Jan Ramaekers. How dangerous is this type of ‘microdosing’? And does it actually enhance students’ performance?

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    Ambitious agora - where Europe meets


    Working on Europe Academy is the name of an annual lecture series offered by Young Universities for the Future of Europe and Studio Europa. The discussion and debate that follows these free and easily accessible lectures allows students and citizens to explore relevant issues surrounding the European project – and hopefully discover their role in shaping its future.

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