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  • Legal Classroom

    More fun in the legal classroom

    22-11-2017

    The work lawyers do, the way they do it – indeed, the entire labour market – is changing radically. This calls for new, ‘soft’ skills, which in turn requires an education revolution. And to this end innovative technology can make an important contribution, according to Bram Akkermans, Catalina Goanta and Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. They are integrating simulations, virtual worlds and holograms into their teaching. “Innovative education is in our DNA.”

  • Sarah

    “There’s no right or wrong here”

    15-11-2017

    During the Week of the International Student we present a new story each day. This one features Sarah Weingartz from Germany.

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  • CostasGeorgiades

    “I found a home away from home”

    14-11-2017

    During the Week of the International Student we present a new story each day. Today: Costas Georgiades from Cyprus.

  • Lucrezia Favi

    Thinking from a ‘world union’ perspective

    13-11-2017

    During the Week of the International Student we present a new story each day, beginning with Lucrezia Favi from Italy.

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    May the best (wo)man win

    08-11-2017

    Isabella Grabner believes that the way performance is measured makes a huge difference on the work floor. She has conducted groundbreaking research in this field.

  • UM presents first results of the Employability Programme

    08-11-2017

    On Wednesday 8 November, Maastricht University (UM) organised the Employability Inspiration & Improvisation Day. During the event, the first results of the UM Employability Programme were presented.  The Employability Programme aims to prepare our students for their future careers.

  • Lisa Brüggen open access campagne

    Missionary of the open-access message

    23-10-2017

    She is blunt when it comes to her colleagues’ awareness of the issue of open access: what awareness? According to Lisa Brüggen, professor of Financial Services at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), there is much work to do. To promote awareness of open access, the week starting 23 October has been declared International Open Access Week.

  • Findings Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health presented at UM Campus Brussels

    23-10-2017

    On Thursday 26 October, a special press briefing on the Lancet report will be held at the UM Campus in Brussels. The briefing will also be available via a livestream.

  • gravitational waves

    Astronomical dream becomes reality

    19-10-2017

    His mouth fell open in surprise, when Gideon Koekoek heard the news two months ago that would proudly be presented to the whole world on Monday, 16 October. The detection of two merging neutron stars, first observed with two telescopes, according to the theoretical physicist, solves a whole range of astronomical, chemical and physical problems in one blow.

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