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  • Moving orange spots on a yellow background are the first indication that something unusual is taking place in Maastricht's limestone quarry, Sint-Pietersberg. A closer look reveals that these are people clothed in orange vests. They are Maastricht Science Programme students and supervisors. 

  • The area on the Sorbonnelaan in the Maastricht neighbourhood of Randwyck looked somewhat bare and remote about two years ago. This was mainly due to the modular and temporary appearance of the student houses that were quickly built there. Meanwhile, the area is increasingly taking on the character...

  • Billions of dollars in foreign aid could be spent more effectively if international poverty statistics weren’t so inaccurate. Says Dr Michail Moatsos, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. 

  • As a toddler, Pieter du Plessis couldn’t stay away from the kitchen. He later entertained the idea of becoming a chef—until his dream faltered under the harsh light of reality. Now a PhD candidate at Maastricht University, he uses national dishes as a lens to examine South Africa’s past and identity...

  • Four young UM researchers have received a Veni grant worth up to €320,000 from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). This will allow them to further develop their own research ideas over the next three years.

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  • DATASET researchers from Maastricht University (BISCI) and Fontys applied the Digital Readiness Scan developed by Logistiek Digitaal to several regional logistics service providers, scientifically validated the underlying methodology, and analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of this tool. 

  • Anecdotal evidence imply that what ones sees in a sausage factory cannot be unseen, and such an experience somehow takes away something from the joy that stems out of the carefree consumption of such delicacies. In this blog entry about the international poverty line’s maladies, I don’t want to ask...

  • On 12 June 2024, Dr Domenico Carolei, Lecturer in Public International Law and Public Law at the University of Stirling, gave a talk entitled 'Charting NGO Accountability: Identifying alternative accountability routes'.