• Michel Dumontier, Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen and Mark Winands

    New ‘supergroup’: DKE and IDS jointly become Department of Advanced Computing Sciences


    The new department broadly covers research and education in artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, mathematics and robotics. Over 100 staff members find their home in the new group, which is embedded in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • Welcome to the UM community!


    Do you sometimes think ‘I would like to belong somewhere’ as a student at UM? Or are there times when you feel lonely? Since September 2021 you are welcome at the UM community (UMc). A community run by students for students that wants to make sure all UM students feel at home here and have company.

  • What does it take to write a play? UM students found out


    End of April, renowned Dutch theatre company Toneelgroep Maastricht offered UM students the opportunity to take part in a playwriting workshop, a Meet & Greet with actors and a visit to A Seagull, an adaptation of the famous play by Anton Chekhov.

  • Thesis awards for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students


    Congratulations to Anna-Lena Krause, Krzysztof Cybulski and Frederik Calsius!

  • “Anyone can learn how to write”


    Do you often write news items or texts for a website? Do you regularly conduct interviews or translate scientific information into “plain language” and would you like to improve your skills? Then register for the summer course ‘Journalism and Effective Writing’, which is taught by Riki Janssen (editor-in-chief of Observant).

  • greenfood4health team

    UM Students win the GreenFood4Health Challenge


    On 1 April 2022, the GreenFood4Health Challenge took place at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The winning team: Anastasia Kalalidou, Einar Schulze, Vanessa Klose, Inês Brito Da Mana Morgado and Saja Alowaisi (Fontys), master students of the MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University (UM).

  • facebook papers

    Terms and conditions of our future


    The Facebook Papers, a series of documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen, brim with revelations. The company appears to have been fully aware of its role in the dissemination of false information and anger-inducing content. Moral philosopher Katleen Gabriels and data protection lawyer Paolo Balboni discuss the problems and possible solutions.

  • Eugène Dubois

    Lost to the archives


    In November 2021, four students of Maastricht University were selected to participate in an exclusive masterclass at the Maastricht Science Programme. Led by Goldschmidt, the students were given the opportunity to study the letters of Dubois: a local scientist who ultimately provided the first evidence of the evolutionary transition from apes to humans.

  • Kim Ragaert

    A second chance for plastic


    If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.

  • Frans Verhey

    The last 'nerve doctor' in the Netherlands


    Frans Verhey, professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry is proud of what the Limburg Alzheimer’s Centre has achieved and of its team, which works tirelessly to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s. “Alzheimer’s tends to be seen as a horrible, deadly brain disease that makes life unbearable. But with the right support and care, you can often still have a meaningful and enjoyable life.”

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