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    Sorting through democracy’s arsenal

    15-11-2022

    From polarisation, misinformation and populists at home to geopolitical pressure from abroad: European democracy is feeling the strain. In an effort to uphold and expand one of its core values, the EU is financing a research project on the promotion of democracy. Professor Giselle Bosse, an Eastern Europe expert at FASoS, leads the work package ‘Democratisation and economic modernisation in authoritarian and hybrid regimes.’

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    How a prize-winning computer model helped unlock the industrial potential of plasmas

    04-11-2022

    This summer, Dr. Paola Diomede (Circular Chemical Engineering) received the William Crookes prize. The prize is awarded for major contributions in plasma physics.

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    “Mmm… carrots!” How to teach toddlers to love vegetables

    13-10-2022

    Teaching toddlers and pre-schoolers a healthy diet is not easy. But children are not preordained to dislike vegetables, say PhD candidates Anouk van den Brand and Britt van Belkom. The key to success: persist and reward.

     

  • Show me your Twitter feed and I'll tell you what your problem is

    23-08-2022

    Data scientist Marijn ten Thij studies human behaviour on the basis of messages posted on social media. For example, he mapped the changing mood during the corona pandemic using 3.5 million tweets. The analysis of this kind of data is not only socially relevant, it could also help individuals in psychological distress. The underlying patterns are quite intriguing, says Ten Thij.

  • A transnational eye-opener on Hungary

    09-08-2022

    A Global History of Hungary, 1869-2022 is a comprehensive book that presents the country as an open society interacting with other nations, mainly within Europe.

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    Circular Engineering: at the intersection of sustainability and technology

    08-07-2022

    This academic year, Maastricht University launched the bachelor’s in Circular Engineering. New programme director Gavin Phillips and first-year students Maria el Kadi and Lea Dratwa discuss the how and why of this degree, which will help students to address existing as well as future sustainability challenges.

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    Searching for signals in the new science of gravitational waves

    04-07-2022

    Jessica Steinlechner and her research group at Maastricht University are making their contribution to discovering into the origin and future of the universe in the form of mirror coatings that will improve our ability to make such measurements.

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    ‘Let's remember people for who they were’

    29-04-2022

    We often know no more about war victims than their date of death and the way they died. Amanda Kluveld, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is committed to discovering more. She gives a face to victims of war, particularly the Second World War. In archives, she recently came across a number of extraordinary letters dating from this period.

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    A second chance for plastic

    06-04-2022

    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.

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