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    A reappraisal of emotion in politics

    13-02-2019

    In their new collection of essays, Het hart op de tong, René Gabriëls, Sjaak Koenis and Tsjalling Swierstra argue that emotions are indispensable to democracy.

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    Women’s legal advice centre: for women, by women

    07-02-2019

    They support women with legal problems on a voluntary basis, collect money to recycle waste to make light sources, set up social enterprises, or work for global health. There are many ways in which students at Maastricht University go the extra mile. Not just for their CVs, but to put their ideals into practice. And as a welcome side-effect, they make a lot of friends.

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    The Road to Maastricht

    31-01-2019

    What would you ask someone who, in the words of the organizers, played a major role in the story of science in the last 70 years?

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    Green Impact: driving change one lightbulb at a time

    31-01-2019

    UM’s commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its aim to be a sustainable university by 2030 is taking shape. Green shoots are visible everywhere - metaphorically that is; winter continues as scheduled…

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    “The only role I can play is myself”

    28-01-2019

    Teun Dekker, the political philosopher and first professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe, turns every lecture into a performance. The goal: reaching his students. Thursday 31st January he will deliver his inaugural lecture.

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  • Liter of Light: spreading light worldwide

    24-01-2019

    They support women with legal problems on a voluntary basis, collect money to recycle waste to make light sources, set up social enterprises, or work for global health. There are many ways in which students at Maastricht University go the extra mile. Not just for their CVs, but to put their ideals into practice. And as a welcome side-effect, they make a lot of friends.

  • ITEM commits to reducing administrative burden for pensioners abroad

    14-01-2019

    Pensioners who emigrate within the EU and wish to continue to receive their pension must periodically send in a life certificate to various institutions. In practice, this means that a pensioner has to travel to competent authorities several times a year at their own expense in order to have the correct documents authenticated. ITEM commits to reduce this administrative hassle.

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    Long way to go for tax solutions in cross-border employment

    21-12-2018

    Although several measures have been taken in recent years to solve problems in cross-border employment, harmonisation of tax and social security systems between countries is still a bridge too far, Professor Marjon Weerepas stated in her inaugural speech entitled 'Border workers: coordinating, not because it is not possible, but because it is necessary'. 

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