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  • Thesis prize winner Sophie Joosten

    Doctor with research skills

    27-03-2017

    In March 2016, now 25-year-old Sophie Joosten completed her master’s programme in Medicine with an exceptional thesis on renal cell carcinoma. During her research, she discovered biomarkers that can help predict the survival of patients with kidney cancer. She received this year's Thesis Prize for her master's thesis.

  • Luc Soete on 25 jaar EU

    25 years of the Maastricht Treaty: party or hangover?

    27-03-2017

    The signing of the Maastricht Treaty marked the first step towards the establishment of the European Union (EU) as we know it today. Now, 25 years later, it is time to take stock. If it were up to Luc Soete, professor of International Economic Relations, Brussels should be given more power.

  • "There are too few leaders within the EU"

    27-03-2017

    The signing of the Maastricht Treaty marked the first step towards the establishment of the European Union (EU) as we know it today. Now, 25 years later, it is time to take stock. Sophie Vanhoonacker, professor of Administrative Governance specialising in EU foreign and security policy, is deeply concerned.

  • The millennial guru

    23-03-2017

    It’s Thursday 16 March and the Aula at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is packed. Several hundred students have come to hear digital sensation Jay Shetty talk about the importance of “building a life, not a resume”.

  • Ultimately, it's about compassion

    Ultimately, it’s about compassion

    16-03-2017

    In 2016 the Rutte Cabinet proposed that assisted suicide be legalised for older people who feel they have led a full life. The proposal is, according to Maarten Verkerk, endowed professor of Christian Philosophy, a “neoliberal” brainchild that prioritises individual autonomy over morality

  • Serious Gaming

    Games that matter

    16-03-2017

    Jeroen Trienes, graduate of Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University, is now Creative Director at Goal043. This Maastricht company develops ‘serious games’, computer games that have some purpose other than pure entertainment

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    Dr. Benedikt Poser and his team reel in the NWO Investment Subsidy Medium grant (MaGW)

    15-03-2017

    Last week Dr. Benedikt Poser of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) received word from the NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) that his team received the NWO Investment Subsidy Medium grant (MaGW) from the NWO’s division of Social Sciences and Humanities.

  • Matthijs Korrevaar

    Research on rent prices

    02-03-2017

    During the Dies, the winners of the thesis prizes were announced. The thesis prizes are awarded to master’s students who have written an outstanding master’s thesis. Alumnus Matthijs Korrevaar was among the winners. He investigated how rents in several European cities have developed over the last 500 years.

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