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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.

  • 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.

  • Open Access APC arrangements and discounts

    Available Open Access APC arrangements and discounts to make use of when you submit your next paper

    04-08-2021

    Guide with available Open Access APC deals and discounts for submitting UM and MUMC+ authors. In this guide, an overview of the available arrangements and how you can use these deals.

  • Select the right journal for your paper

    10 selection criteria to consider when you search for the right journal for your article

    06-07-2021

    10 selection criteria to consider when you search for the right journal for your article. Let us help you with our 10-step guide to find journals where you could submit your manuscript.

  • Book cover with abstract image and the title 'Myth or Lived Reality - On the (In)Effectiveness of Human Rights'

    Book publication: Myth or Lived Reality - On the (In)Effectiveness of Human Rights

    26-05-2021

    This book seeks to explore, from a multidisciplinary perspective, whether human rights are, in fact, a myth or a lived reality. Over the years much has been said about their effectiveness or, rather, their ineffectiveness. This perceived ineffectiveness relates not only to institutional challenges at the international level, but also to national implementation mechanisms and processes. In addition, questions have arisen as to whether individuals or groups of individuals actually benefit from the normative guarantees contained in human rights law and whether human rights as legal constructs can be effectively translated into better outcomes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • secure service that connects DataHub with DataverseNL

    Maastricht University provides a new, secure service that connects DataHub with DataverseNL

    14-04-2020

    Researchers using the DataHub storage services now have the opportunity to make a dataset openly available via DataverseNL. From now on you can copy (parts of) a dataset from DataHub to DataverseNL with just one push of a button.

  • Pure and UM Research Publications completely renewed

    Pure & UM Research Publications completely renewed

    17-02-2020

    Pure and associated services, such as the Research Publications portal, are completely renewed. Pure was not available for weeks due to the cyber attack but has been back online since Monday 17 February. Preparations continued during the downtime so that the previously planned migration could be maintained without additional inconvenience for users.

  • 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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