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  • Pension research: more choice does not lead to greater pension engagement

    11-12-2018

    Very few people worry much about their retirement planning. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important for everybody to be as informed as possible about their own situation.

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    How the right lighting saves on your heating costs

    30-11-2018

    The intensity and colour of lighting influence heating costs. Moreover, the right lighting contributes to a healthier indoor climate in offices and other buildings. This is demonstrated in Marije te Kulve’s research, with which she obtained her PhD at Maastricht University (UM) this week.

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    Investment in the tobacco industry is risky

    26-11-2018

    Research at Maastricht University (UM) shows that investing in tobacco stocks can carry substantial financial risks. Professor Rob Bauer worked with a team of six students from the Honours Programme at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics to contribute a scenario analysis to the report Tobacco: Reviewing the Growing Financial Risks.

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    University of Luxembourg signs cooperation agreement with Maastricht University

    01-11-2018

    On 31 October, the University of Luxembourg entered a cooperation agreement with Maastricht University.

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    Successful Open Day Human Brain Project

    19-10-2018

    Hundreds of students, scientists and citizens flocked to the Human Brain Project Open Day at the MECC Maastricht conference centre on 15 October.

  • Cross-border healthcare not standard practice

    19-10-2018

    International collaboration in healthcare is not standard practice, even in border regions, according to a recent study by Maastricht University and Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.

  • A gift voucher from the boss helps employees quit smoking

    15-10-2018

    Quitting smoking is easier if you're rewarded for it. According to research by Maastricht University (UM), employees find quitting easier to maintain if they are given a reward, in addition to following a smoking cessation training programme at work.

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    Higher BMI affects telomere shortening

    04-10-2018

    A large-scale study led by Maastricht University (UM) found that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with shorter telomeres, particularly in people under the age of sixty. Telomere length, measured in white blood cells, is also considered a marker for ageing. According to the researchers, an increase of five BMI units equals one biological year older. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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    Maastricht University partners with technical secondary schools in Limburg to strengthen connections

    01-10-2018

    On 1 October, Stichting Technasium and UM signed a partnership agreement with nine science-based secondary education schools in Limburg. 

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    VDMA/Paul Schlack prize

    27-09-2018

    For his groundbreaking work on the implementation of graphene in next-generation textiles, AMIBM postdoc Dr. Benjamin Weise was awarded two PhD prices: At first, the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fiber Award 2018 was dedicated to Dr. Weise during the opening session of the annually held Global Fiber Convention (GFC) in Dornbirn/Austria from September 13-15.

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