• Jos Smits receives Maastricht University Medallion of Honour


    At Prof Jos Smits’s farewell symposium on Thursday 7 December, the President of Maastricht University, Martin Paul, awarded him the UM Medallion of Honour in recognition of his exceptional contributions to growing UM’s reputation and success.

  • Annelies van der Pauw

    Annelies van der Pauw new chairperson of the Maastricht University Supervisory Board


    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Annelies van der Pauw as chairperson of the Maastricht University Supervisory Board as of 1 December 2017.  

  • Labour market becomes overcharged


    Until 2022, the number of people in work in the Netherlands will grow by 520,000, which amounts to an average annual employment growth rate of 1.0%. Graduates of research universities and universities of applied sciences will have the best job prospects until 2022.

  • Whole-grain products reduce risk of chronic disease


    A group of leading nutritionists, comprising the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQC), reported at a symposium held in Rome that increased intake of whole-grain products is directly associated with a reduced mortality risk, a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and possibly also colon cancer.

  • Alzheimer Plaques

    Plaques can cause memory problems without causing dementia


    Plaques, also known as Alzheimer proteins, can cause memory problems in people who have not been diagnosed with dementia (MUMC+ news).

  • Colege Tour with Tom Dumoulin

    UM hosts TV show College Tour with Tom Dumoulin


    On 28 November, Maastricht University hosted Dutch TV show College Tour. In our own UM SPORTS they recorded a programme with top cyclist Tom Dumoulin as their guest.

  • Flexible work

    Flex work for every type of labour


    Correlations can be found between the type of flex work and the nature of the activities carried out and between the type of flex work and the profession (Inaugural lecture Wendy Smit).

  • ROA report

    Weighing career prospects pays off for vocational education students


    Vocational education students who carefully weighed the associated career prospects when choosing a degree programme were more likely to succeed on the labour market.

  • Lumbar punctures can improve the prediction of Alzheimer's disease


    Het bepalen van Alzheimer-eiwitten in hersenvocht is een kansrijke techniek om de zorg rondom dementie en kwaliteit van leven te verbeteren (MUMC+ nieuws).

  • ITEM event

    Winds of change for border areas


    There is a growing interest in cross-border collaboration in the European Union , says Maastricht University's Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). ITEM's annual cross-border impact assessment generates scientific insights into themes involving cross-border mobility and cooperation.

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