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  • 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'. She delivered her speech on 21 December, when she accepted the endowed chair Fiscal Aspects of Cross-Border Work at the law faculty of Maastricht University.

  • Stronger together thanks to students

    20-12-2018

    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.

  • Stronger together thanks to students

    20-12-2018

    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.

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    Getting together over a plate of ‘hotchpotch’

    20-12-2018

    All residents of the Statenkwartier have been invited for the Christmas dinner at Lux ad Mosam’s student association building. More important than the free food is the connection between students and residents.

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    Recipe book for bioplastic from sugar beet

    19-12-2018

    How do you cook a sugar beet to obtain bioplastics? Ola Wróblewska answered this question in her dissertation, with with she earned the first ever doctorate at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials.

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    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    13-12-2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

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    Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care: a unique selling point for UM

    12-12-2018

    The purpose of these changes in long-term care is to improve the quality of life of vulnerable older people. At the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care in South Limburg, these improvements go hand in hand with high-quality scientific research. The Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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    The EU as peacemaker

    28-11-2018

    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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