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    Update Dutch child care workers in North Rhine-Westphalia

    12-11-2018

    In order to cope with labour market shortages and abundances in the area of child care work it has been proposed that Dutch child care workers be employed across the border in Germany. However, recognition procedures have proven to stand in the way of the swift labour market access of Dutch child care workers. A current complaint procedure is aimed at finding out whether the cross-border mobility of child care workers may be facilitated. 

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    30% rule gets transitional right after all

    08-11-2018

    In the Belastingplan 2019 (Dutch Tax Plan 2019) Amendment Memorandum, the State Secretary for Finance announced that the reduction of the 30% ruling from 8 to 5 years will be granted a transitional period after all. The new duration of the ruling depends on the current end date.

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    Video report on the EDview symposium

    07-11-2018

    Executive Board sets up steering group

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    Report on frontier workers in Europe leads to proposal for legislative amendment by minister

    06-11-2018

    The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has responded in a letter to the House of Representatives, which has ensured that a recommendation from the report Grenswerkers in Europa (frontier workers in Europe) has been resolved.

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    Crowdfunding in academia: exception or future reality?

    31-10-2018

    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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    First step in B-solutions project completed

    30-10-2018

    A first document has been published as part of the B-Solutions project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions”. The goal of the project, submitted by the Province of Limburg (NL) as lead applicant and carried out by Expertise Centre ITEM, is to develop roadmaps and factsheets aimed at boosting cross-border mobility and employability by improving recognition

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    Soundcupboard installed in nursing homes

    23-10-2018

    Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips researched the impact of dialect on residents of a nursing home.

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    However many steps – to each problem its solution

    17-10-2018

    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.

  • A successful and sunny Bachelor’s Open Day

    15-10-2018

    Last Saturday, 13 October, we welcomed almost 3100 prospective students and their parents or guardians who wanted to find out more about Maastricht University. While mostly Dutch, our visitors had more than 56 different nationalities.  

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    Winner of the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018 announced

    11-10-2018

    Victoria von Salmuth has been awarded the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018. She will attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague on 17-20 October 2018.

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