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  • Daan Hovens runner-up in AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize 2022

    06-02-2023

    Daan has investigated how employees communicate with each other in a multilingual metal foundry in Limburg, nearby the Dutch-German border. He worked in the metal foundry for 3.5 months to observe and experience to what degree multilingualism hindered efficient communication, and the role of different kinds of power dynamics in this regard.

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    Maastricht University offers unique specialisation in Quantum Computing

    03-02-2023

    Maastricht University offers unique specialisation in Quantum Computing

  • International classroom at Maastricht University

    Outcomes of emergency debate on increase in international students

    02-02-2023

    Read more on the emergency debate on increase in international students. For now the suspension of active recruitment remains in force.

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    Captain Space-Heart

    02-02-2023

    MERLN’s Lorenzo Moroni coordinates a European consortium that develops a technology to create heart ventricles in space using magnetic and acoustic levitation. The subsequent research on the International Space Station will have significant benefits for the humble inhabitants of Earth.

  • Sabine van Rijt receives prestigious ERC Grant for her research on biomaterials

    31-01-2023

    Sabine van Rijt, principal investigator at Maastricht University’s MERLN Institute, has received a prestigious European grant of two million euros for her research project Nano4Bone. The ERC Consolidator Grant has a term of five years.

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    New animal research facility Maastricht in existing location

    30-01-2023

    Maastricht University's Executive Board has approved the plan to renew the animal research facility for UM and Maastricht UMC+ at the existing location at Universiteitssingel 50 (UNS50). A new building is therefore off the table.

  • High concentrations of psychotropic drugs in Dutch surface water

    30-01-2023

    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) have for the first time systematically investigated what psychotropic medications are present in surface water in the Netherlands. In particular, the concentrations of the drugs oxazepam and carbamazepine appear to be so high that they could present a risk to aquatic life.

  • Will AI systems make your job obsolete?

    30-01-2023

    SBE researchers Jermain Kaminski, Emir Efendić, and Marc Becker share their thoughts on how AI systems, like those of OpenAI, are impacting the labour market.

  • Wynand Wijnen Education Prize awarded to entire UM education community

    27-01-2023

    This year's Wynand Wijnen Education Prize was presented to our entire education community in recognition of their tireless efforts, particularly during the past corona years. The prize was awarded during the 47th Dies Natalis celebration of Maastricht University.

  • Highest UM award for Maastricht mayor Penn-te Strake

    27-01-2023

    On 27 January 2023, the mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, received the Tans Medal, Maastricht University’s highest award for people who have made a major contribution to the university’s development. 

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