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  • BNNVARA regrets impact Rambam broadcast about UM professors

    29-03-2019

    Dutch public broadcaster BNNVARA and production company CCCP have expressed regret over the impact of an edition of television programme Rambam which featured two Maastricht University professors. They acknowledge that the way the programme was edited may have created the impression that the professors could be “manipulated by industry”, according a statement issued by BNNVARA today.

  • Classical music: a treasure trove

    26-03-2019

    On 29 and 30 March, the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) is organising a special symposium in Maastricht at the St. Janskerk and the Conservatorium, respectively. The occasion for the international symposium is the inaugural lecture of Prof. Peter Peters, Endowed Professor of Innovation in Classical Music, on Friday 29 March.

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    Using game theory to treat cancer

    25-03-2019

    Dr. Kateřina Staňková discusses using game theory for cancer treatment on Australia’s ABC Radio National (interview in English).

  • Secondary school students have 75% better score thanks to university student guidance

    21-03-2019

    Maastricht University students have helped secondary school students improve their school performance significantly. The students’ total went from 92 to 23 minus points over a period of 3 months.

  • Childcare allowance for each PhD candidate

    20-03-2019

    It has appeared in several cases already: PhD candidates with a scholarship who do not receive childcare allowance. Recently, Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science answered parliamentary questions about the right to childcare allowance for PhD candidates. The answers she gives are in line with the well-known arguments of the Dutch Tax Administration. Expertise centre ITEM questions these arguments on the basis of European law.

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    Biobased socks from Sustainable Polymer

    18-03-2019

    Aim in their study was to develop biobased compostable socks from Polylactic acid (PLA), acknowledged as sustainable and eco-friendly is a biodegradable and compostable polymer obtained from annually renewable resources.

  • UM applies for a building permit for BioMedical Centre

    18-03-2019

    Vandaag heeft de Universiteit Maastricht bij de Gemeente Maastricht een bouwvergunning aangevraagd voor het BioMedisch Centrum, het nieuwe onderzoekscentrum waar ook proefdieren kunnen worden ingezet.

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    Keuzegids Masters 2019: two designated ‘top rated programmes’ at FASoS

    14-03-2019

    FASoS Research master's programmes European Studies and Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology Top rated programmes in the Keuzegids Masters 2019.

  • Clearing the cross-border path to a Euregional centre for paediatric surgery

    13-03-2019

    The medical specialty of paediatric surgery is organised differently in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. This has consequences for the qualifications of paediatric surgeons in the Meuse–Rhine Euregion, in terms of the recognition and registration of paediatric surgeons as well as the cross-border training of new doctors.

  • Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    13-03-2019

    What do the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the bear pit at Aldenhofpark and the gate to the university library have in common? One: they’re special places to visit, and two: they all somehow remind Maastricht University’s math-oriented researchers of their work.

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