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    The EU as peacemaker


    It may come as a surprise that a core task of the European Union is to promote peace and security in crisis areas around the world. But why does it do this, and what is it aiming to achieve?

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    Physics booming at UM


    Maastricht University is gearing up to conduct more research in the area of fundamental physics. “The aim is to put UM on the map as a physics institute, in the eyes of other researchers as well as the general public,” says Gideon Koekoek, who joined UM’s research group on gravitational waves in 2017.

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    A new master in privacy and cybersecurity


    Six months after its introduction, companies and other organisations are still grappling with the new EU privacy law. And they’re beginning to feel the need for a new type of manager to steer the process within their organisation. The European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity will be training tomorrow’s data protection and cybersecurity leaders as part of a new master’s programme at Maastricht University.

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    Video report on the EDview symposium


    Executive Board sets up steering group

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    Vitrojet, indispensable for electron microscopes


    Thanks to cryo-electron microscopy, scientists can see inside cells, all the way down to the molecular level. This revolution makes it possible to analyze the precise composition of the many thousands of proteins. It might also reveal the mysteries of how diseases such as Alzheimer’s or tuberculosis develop.

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    Crowdfunding in academia: exception or future reality?


    If you can’t persuade official funding bodies of the merit of your research proposal, is crowdfunding a viable alternative? Here, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha and Marieke Hopman talk about their experiences with crowdfunding.

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    However many steps – to each problem its solution


    Wary of resting on its ‘leading in learning’ laurels, UM commissioned research into the practices, problems and potential of Problem-Based Learning – all with a view to formulating a vision for the future.

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    Why not stay for another coffee and a career?


    Labour market experts Inge Hooijen and Julia Reinold researched the mobility behaviour of graduates in the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion – and found that big life decisions are down to more than an attractive labour market.

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    Higher BMI affects telomere shortening


    A large-scale study led by Maastricht University (UM) found that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with shorter telomeres, particularly in people under the age of sixty. Telomere length, measured in white blood cells, is also considered a marker for ageing. According to the researchers, an increase of five BMI units equals one biological year older. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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