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    A passport is not a panacea*

    21-12-2017

    It takes five years of uninterrupted stay in the Netherlands for a foreigner to become a Dutch citizen through naturalisation. According to some political parties, this is too short a period to become a full member of society. The government planned to increase the minimum residence requirement to seven years. Maarten Vink, professor of Political Science at Maastricht University, was against the proposal. “It’s not based on any scientific evidence.”

     

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    Blue skies and clear deliverables: how setting targets can boost employees’ creativity

    20-12-2017

    Most firms want to encourage creativity or innovation or process improvement, but it’s always a struggle to know how you can foster that. A study co-authored by  Alexander Brüggen, his SBE colleague Feichter and US-based scholar Michael G. Williamson, and part-funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, may hold some answers.

  • Donovan Livingston visits Maastricht University

    13-12-2017

    Donovan Livingston, the Harvard graduate who reached a global audience of 13 million people with his innovative speech on education, was in Maastricht to speak about the transformative power of education in the Ambassador Lecture Series

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    A life of learning

    29-11-2017

    Jan van Manen held many positions during his four decades in the police force. At the ripe age of 55, the Master in Forensics, Criminology and Law at Maastricht University (UM). His next goal: to obtain his PhD on the role of video reconstruction in criminal procedure.

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    UM hosts TV show College Tour with Tom Dumoulin

    29-11-2017

    On 28 November, Maastricht University hosted Dutch TV show College Tour. In our own UM SPORTS they recorded a programme with top cyclist Tom Dumoulin as their guest.

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

  • 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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