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  • Japanese sake set

    From leek to sashimi

    08-10-2020

    A peek inside the kitchen of Annemie Schols

  • Universities of Applied Sciences can do more for equal opportunities in the labour market

    06-10-2020

    Graduates from Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who have a migrant background experience more difficulty finding jobs than do other graduates. Employers’ selection procedures and discrimination are often cited as major reasons. However, a recent study by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) and the research agency headed by Eva Klooster found that degree programmes should also make changes to promote equal access to the labour market.

  • supply chain valley

    The creation of a new innovation hub for supply chain in Venlo

    06-10-2020

    At the end of August several companies, amongst them vidaXL, Moonen Packaging, Seacon Logistics, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions and Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI), joined together to create Supply Chain Valley (SCV). The SCV is a collaboration that seeks to work with government, companies and academia to deliver joint goals that result in great outcomes for all involved and the wider environment, society and economy.

  • Christian Hoebe

    “Why not move Carnival to summer?”

    24-09-2020

    Christian Hoebe, professor of Social Medicine and head of Infectious Disease Control at the GGD Zuid-Limburg, discusses his passion for social medicine, his childhood in Alkmaar and, of course, the fight against COVID-19.

  • Research shows urgent need to teach healthy habits in primary school

    21-09-2020

    Children’s health improves if they have a healthy lunch at school, get varied exercise and are taught in class about healthy behaviour. These are the findings of the ‘Healthy Primary School of the Future’ project, the final results of which will be announced during a symposium in Venlo on Tuesday, September 22.

  • Rapid rise in use of Uber app Amsterdam

    17-09-2020

    The number of taxi drivers using the Uber app in Amsterdam has grown from 1,298 in January 2016 to 5,217 in December 2019, and the number of trips made has also risen sharply. In December 2019, 8.8 times more trips were made than in January 2016, and the total number of kilometers traveled by drivers over all those trips has more than quadrupled. The gross earnings of drivers per hour averaged € 24.48 in 2019. This is evident from the Factsheet 'Uber Amsterdam: ‘Uber app users, trips made and earnings 2016-2019' from the Research Center for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) of the University of Maastricht.

  • Patients with severe COPD benefit from a daily dose of morphine

    18-08-2020

    The daily use of low-dose morphine tablets by patients with a severe form of the lung disease COPD has a positive effect on quality of life, and has no negative side effects. These are the findings of a recent study by Cindy van den Berg-Verberkt and Dr Daisy Janssen of the Ciro knowledge centre and Maastricht University (UM).

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  • Rogier Veltrop
  • Elderly lady in nursing home
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