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    A fresh start for ITEM

    15-09-2020

    Since August 2020 ITEM has moved to a beautiful historic building a building of Maastricht University in the city centre of Maastricht. In addition, ITEM has a new coordinator, Pascal Vossen, who runs the daily office since this spring.

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    Quatrains for a trying quarter

    14-09-2020

    “Poetry can transform fear and sadness into something beautiful.” FASoS’s Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures on her faculty’s poetry and art collection ‘Quarantine Spring’, produced between March and May 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

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    PANDEMRIC explores the benefits of Euregional cooperation during (health) crises

    10-09-2020

    Discoordination at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak caused numerous bottlenecks in the border regions, which proved to have negative effects on Euregional cooperation. The PANDEMRIC project (Interreg V-A Euregio Maas-Rijn), aimed at promoting Euroregional cooperation in the field of health care, may offer opportunities for optimal cross-border crisis management.

  • Don't stop me now

    24-08-2020

    Dr. Kateřina Staňková and Prof. Yvonne van der Meer each secured millions of euros in research funding during UM’s cyberattack. What was that like? And how does the post-Brexit, pandemic reality now affect them as newly-established coordinators of European research networks?

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    Parenting in times of crisis

    13-08-2020

    “Be supportive and open.” This is Dr Anita Vreugdenhil’s advice to parents when it comes to communicating with their children about the corona crisis. Vreugdenhil is a paediatrician at the Maastricht UMC+ and founder and head of the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare (COACH).

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    How are family businesses getting through the crisis?

    10-08-2020

    Do family businesses have greater resilience in times of crisis than non-family businesses? And why is that? Dr Anita Van Gils looked at existing research into these questions, which was primarily carried out after the previous (financial) crisis in 2008.

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    Post-COVID economic recovery – a question of confidence

    03-08-2020

    How quickly do you think things will return to normal? How you feel about this is more important than you might think! Since it’s crucial for policy-makers addressing immediate problems to understand what people think might happen, Peiran Jiao has conducted an online survey experiment into how the pandemic shock has influenced economic preferences and beliefs.

  • UM Career Services

    Here to stay!

    23-07-2020

    When the lockdown was announced in March, UM Career Services immediately started thinking about offering their services online. In the meantime, they can hardly imagine that the online offer will ever disappear completely. And: they are open all summer.

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    How open should the university be?

    20-07-2020

    Rianne Letschert on higher education during coronavirus

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